Confidence in correct inhaler technique and its association with treatment adherence and health status among US patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Post date: Jul 23, 2017 4:36:54 AM

This was an analysis of a US observational, point-in-time survey of physicians and patients.

Completed questionnaires for 373 patients were provided by 134 physicians.

Low confidence in inhaler usage was associated with lower adherence and poor COPD-related health status. Choice of inhaler device tailored to patients’ ability to use specific devices and ongoing education to support optimal inhaler usage may improve patient confidence and enhance both adherence and health status.

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