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Obstructive Lung Diseases |

Assessment of Inhalation Technique in Asthma/COPD Patients in Rural Population and Effect of Technique Training

Naveen Dutt*, MD
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BPS Medical College, Khanpur, Haryana, India


Chest. 2012;142(4_MeetingAbstracts):699A. doi:10.1378/chest.1390064
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Abstract

SESSION TYPE: Asthma Posters

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: To investigate the inhalation technique in Asthma/ COPD patients in Indian rural population for different inhalation devices and study the effect of technique training.

METHODS: We assessed the inhalation technique of 89 Asthma/ COPD patients. Patients withunsatisfactory technique were taught the right technique. The technique was again checked after 1 month.

RESULTS: We studied total 89 patients ( 53 males and 36 female patients) with mean age of 49.52 years (+-10.28 years). 17 patients were using MDIs, 46 patients DPIs and 26 patients were using MDIs with spacer. Only two (11.73%) patients were using MDIs in the appropriate way. The corresponding values for DPIs and MDI with spacer with 21(45.62%) and nine (34.61%). Education was the main predictor of right technique. After the technique training, the technique was right in four (23.53%), 36 ( 78.26%) and 14 (53.84%) patients after 1 month.

CONCLUSIONS: DPIs are the better inhalation devices in the rural setup. The technique of all the devices improves significantly after technique training.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: DPIs are the better inhalation devices in the rural setup.

DISCLOSURE: The following authors have nothing to disclose: Naveen Dutt

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