The value of demonstration and role of the pharmacist in teaching the correct use of pressurized bronchodilators

Timothy Self, J. B. Brooks, P. Lieberman, M. R. Ryan

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Abstract

The use of an improper technique with metered-dose inhalers decreases the efficacy of the bronchodilators being administered. There is evidently a need for patients to watch a demonstration. Twenty-nine adult asthmatic patients from an allergy clinic were divided into three groups, each receiving a different form of instruction: an information sheet, personal instruction or a videotape presentation. Subsequently each patient was tested for correct use of the inhaler. There was no difference in mean scores for inhalation technique between the groups instructed in person and by videotape, but both were significantly better than the mean score of the group given only an information sheet. There was also no significant change in the scores at a follow-up test in the groups who saw the technique demonstrated. These results indicate the need for and value of the demonstration of proper technique with pressurized inhalers. A pharmacy-generated education system using videotape equipment or personal instruction by a pharmacist could readily solve the problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-131
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Medical Association Journal
Volume128
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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Bronchodilator Agents
Pharmacists
Teaching
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
Pharmacy Education
Metered Dose Inhalers
Inhalation
Hypersensitivity
Equipment and Supplies

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The value of demonstration and role of the pharmacist in teaching the correct use of pressurized bronchodilators. / Self, Timothy; Brooks, J. B.; Lieberman, P.; Ryan, M. R.

In: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Vol. 128, No. 2, 01.01.1983, p. 129-131.

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Self, Timothy ; Brooks, J. B. ; Lieberman, P. ; Ryan, M. R. / The value of demonstration and role of the pharmacist in teaching the correct use of pressurized bronchodilators. In: Canadian Medical Association Journal. 1983 ; Vol. 128, No. 2. pp. 129-131.
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