Assessing the use of metered dose inhalers by adults with asthma

Academic Article


  • The development and analysis of an instrument to evaluate the use of metered dose inhalers by patients in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Asthma Program is presented. A total of 238 adult asthma patients demonstrated use of the metered dose inhaler for this analysis. Patient skill in using the inhaler was recorded using the instrument, Inhaler-Use Checklist, developed at UAB. The study found that most patients use metered dose inhalers incorrectly, despite training received from their physicians on proper use of inhalers. This work is supported by the research funding from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Grant RO1HL31481-03. © 1989 Informa UK Ltd All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted.
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  • Journal of Asthma  Journal
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    Author List

  • Manzella BA; Brooks CM; Richards JM; Windsor RA; Soong SJ; Bailey WC
  • Start Page

  • 223
  • End Page

  • 230
  • Volume

  • 26
  • Issue

  • 4