Assess the quality of life and the effective use of inhaled bronchodilators by the patients who suffer from asthma

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Unit:
Κατεύθυνση Καρδιοαναπνευστική Αναζωογόνηση
Library of the School of Health Sciences
Deposit date:
2014-12-01
Year:
2014
Author:
Ψαρρού Κασσιανή
Supervisors info:
Καλαφάτη Μαρία, Παπαδημητρίου Λίλα, Κουσκούνη Ευαγγελία
Original Title:
'Έλεγχος της ποιότητας ζωής και της αποτελεσματικής χρήσης των εισπνεόμενων βρογχοδιασταλτικών σε ασθενείς με άσθμα
Languages:
Greek
Translated title:
Assess the quality of life and the effective use of inhaled bronchodilators by the patients who suffer from asthma
Summary:
Objective: The purpose of this study is to assess the quality of life of the
patients who suffer from chronic asthma and the assessment of their conformity
to the proper technique and use of the inhaled bronchodilators. Material and
Methods: In the study, one hundred and fifty patients participated suffering
from chronic asthma aged 18-75 with the Greek as their native language. Two
questionnaires were used. The first questionnaire refered to the knowledge of
patients on how to use inhaled bronchodilators and was created by the same
researcher and the second Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire assessed the
health-related quality of life of patients. Results: The first main factor of
the first group of variables “how to use a bronchodilator device” is
statistically significantly (p<0,05) and correlated with the two main factors
of the second group of variables “degree of restriction or feeling symptoms of
asthma and time sense of fear, anxiety, frustration due to asthma symptoms”.
The second major factor in the first group of variables “easy preparation and
bronchodilator use cortisone device-content” correlates statistically
significantly (p<0,05) with the two main factors of the second group of
variables “degree of restriction or feeling of the symptoms of asthma and
chronic sense of fear, anxiety, frustration due to asthma symptoms”.
Conclusions: The proper use of inhaled bronchodilator drugs by persons
suffering from asthma is directly related to the quality of life as it improves
their everyday life. So it would be useful to trained people who suffer from
asthma to the proper technique and use of the inhaled bronchodilators by the
health care professionals.
Keywords:
Quality of life, Asthma, Inhaled bronchodilators, Proper technique
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
Yes
Number of references:
136
Number of pages:
162

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