Factors associated with poor inhaler control

Characteristics of patients making serious inhaler errors with a dry powder inhaler and association with asthma-related events in a primary care setting

An international group of researchers from the iHARP study, among them IRW member prof. van der Molen, found that serious inhaler technique errors are related to asthma-related hospitalization in the previous year, obesity, poor asthma control in the previous 4 weeks, female sex and no inhaler instruction in the previous year. The inhaler technique of patients with poor inhaler technique should always be reviewed.

From: Journal of asthma, January 2016. J.Westerik et al. Link to article

This is an iHARP study (initiative Helping Asthma in Real-life Patients)


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