n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Do patients understand metered-dose inhalers? : health awareness

Volume 24, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... health awareness The metered-dose inhaler is currently the cheapest and most readily available device used to treat asthma. Despite this, the morbidity and mortality associated with asthma are still unacceptably high.1 It has been suggested that patients lack understanding of the disease and do not understand the principles behind their treatment. Both are likely to be important contributing factors to the high morbidity and mortality that still characterise the disease. This study aimed to assess what patients understand about the different inhalers they use. We also set out to determine where or how they acquired their knowledge about the inhalers ..

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