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Press VG, Arora VM, Trela KC
Effectiveness of interventions to teach metered-dose and diskus inhaler techniques. A randomized trial.
This study evaluated the relative effects of two different educational strategies (teach-to-goal instruction vs. brief verbal instruction) in adults hospitalized with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It concluded that, Acute care events were less common among teach-to-goal participants than brief intervention participants at 30 days (17 percent vs. 36 percent,), but not at 90 days.
Citation: Press VG, Arora VM, Trela KC . Effectiveness of interventions to teach metered-dose and diskus inhaler techniques. A randomized trial. Ann Am Thorac Soc 2016 Jun;13(6):816-24. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201509-603OC.
Keywords: Asthma, Respiratory Conditions, Comparative Effectiveness, Health Literacy, Medication