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Rev Enferm. 1998 May;21(237):21-5.

[Drug inhalation therapy. Therapy for patients with respiratory disorders].

[Article in Spanish]

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  • 1Unidad de Corta Estancia, Hospital Municipal de Badalona, Barcelona.


We detected a high number of patients suffering from respiratory ailments which require successive hospital stays due to acute setbacks in their chronic respiratory ailments. The majority of these patients receive outpatient clinic treatment based on use of an inhaler. Given the direct relationship between the correct use of an inhaler and its effectiveness, we designed our project with the goal to discover the adroitness these patients have with an inhaler. The results of our study showed that 67% of the patients tested did not correctly use their inhaler, there by annulling or diminished the effectiveness of its use.

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