The effect of providing feedback on inhaler technique and adherence from an electronic audio recording device, INCA®, in a community pharmacy setting: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:O'Dwyer SM, MacHale E, Sulaiman I, Holmes M, Hughes C, D'Arcy S, Rapcan V, Taylor T, Boland F, Bosnic-Anticevich S, Reilly RB, Ryder SA, Costello RW, The effect of providing feedback on inhaler technique and adherence from an electronic audio recording device, INCA®, in a community pharmacy setting: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial., Trials, 17, 1, 2016, 226
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Background: Poor adherence to inhaled medication may lead to inadequate symptom control in patients with respiratory disease. In practice it can be difficul t to identify poor adherence. We designed an acoustic recording device, the INCA® (INhaler Compliance Ass essment) device, which, when attached to an inhaler, identifies and records the time and technique of inhale r use, thereby providing objective longitudinal data on an individual ’ s adherence to inhaled medication. This study will test the hypothesis that providing objective, personalised, visual feedback on adherence to patients in combination with a tailored educational intervention in a community pharmacy se tting, improves adherence more effectively than education alone.
Type of material:Journal Article
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Subject (TCD):Next Generation Medical Devices , ADHERENCE TO THERAPY , MEDICATION COMPLIANCE , PHARMACEUTICAL CARE , Patient Compliance , community pharmacy , inhaler technique