Sureyyapasa Center for Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery

İstanbul, Turkey

Sureyyapasa Center for Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery

İstanbul, Turkey
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Sancar M.,Marmara University | Sirinoglu Y.,Marmara University | Okuyan B.,Marmara University | Karagoz T.,Sureyyapasa Center for Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery | Izzettin F.V.,Marmara University
European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy | Year: 2015

Objective: To assess patient inhalation skills and the effect of pharmacist-led education on these skills in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients using inhalers in a hospital setting. Methods: Pre- and 1 month post-intervention were evaluated by scoring essential steps during inhaler use for each inhaler device. Results: 41 patients participated in the study (mean age 64.36±11.78 years, range 29-83 years). The female-male ratio was 7:34. Patients' inhaler administration skills were found to be improved by pharmacist-led education (p<0.05). Conclusions: Evaluation of accurate inhaler device usage in patients with COPD should be performed periodically, and training regarding the inhaler device should be reconsidered according to the needs of patients.

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