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Description of inhalation technique in patients with COPD in primary care
Örebro University, School of Health Sciences. Centre for clinical research, County Council of Värmland, Karlstad, Sweden.
Centre for clinical research, County Council of Värmland, Karlstad, Sweden.
Centre for clinical research, County Council of Värmland, Karlstad, Sweden; Department of Medical Sciences, Respiratory, Allergy & Sleep Research, Uppsala University, Karlstad, Sweden.
Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
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2018 (English)In: European Respiratory Journal, ISSN 0903-1936, E-ISSN 1399-3003, Vol. 52, no Suppl. 62, article id PA2070Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction: A recent systematic review showed that only about one third of the patients had a correct inhalation technique and the number had not improved the last 40 years¹.

Aim: The aim was to describe errors, separated into errors related to devices and errors related to inhalation technique, that occur when patients with COPD inhale medications.

Method: In this descriptive study, patients with a COPD diagnosis were recruited from a randomized controlled trial performed 2015-2016 in primary care in four county councils in Sweden. A COPD nurse assessed the inhalation technique using a checklist with errors related to devices and to inhalation technique with possibility to write additional comments.

Results: In total, 167 patients using 287 inhalers were assessed, 52% (n = 86) were female, mean age 71 years. A total of 163 errors were noted in the checklist, of which 87 were related to inhalation technique and 76 were related to devices. Except from this the COPD nurse had written comments regarding 53 errors that were not included in the checklist. At least one error (range: 1-7 errors) was made by 46% (n = 76) of the patients.

Conclusion: The results show that many patients do not use the device correctly. Both errors related to inhalation technique and related to devices were present. This implies that there is a need to focus on both aspects when teaching patients how to inhale their medication. The checklist used in this study needs to be further improved.

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European Respiratory Society , 2018. Vol. 52, no Suppl. 62, article id PA2070
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Respiratory Medicine and Allergy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-72099DOI: 10.1183/13993003.congress-2018.PA2070ISI: 000455567102275OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-72099DiVA, id: diva2:1285809
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28th International Congress of the European-Respiratory-Society (ERS), Paris, France, September 15-19, 2018
Available from: 2019-02-05 Created: 2019-02-05 Last updated: 2019-02-05Bibliographically approved

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