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Am J Public Health. 1990 Dec;80(12):1519-21.

Evaluation of the efficacy and cost effectiveness of health education methods to increase medication adherence among adults with asthma.

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Department of Health Behavior, University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Abstract

We randomized 135 adult asthma patients to a control group, and 132 patients to an experimental group which received a special health education intervention. Four adherence measures were documented at baseline and 12-month follow-up: correct inhaler use, inhaler adherence, medication adherence, and total adherence rating. Costs to routinely deliver the intervention were $32.03/patient. Experimental group patients exhibited a significantly higher level of improvement in adherence (44 percent) than control group patients (2 percent).

PMID:
2240348
PMCID:
PMC1405114
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.80.12.1519
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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