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Evaluation of Technique Using Pressurized Metered dose Inhaler and its Determinants among COPD Patients: A Cross Sectional Study


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1 Associate Professor, Department of Respiratory Medicine, MMIMSR, M.M. Deemed to be University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Respiratory Medicine, MMIMSR, M.M. Deemed to be University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
3 Professor, Department of Respiratory Medicine, MMIMSR, M.M. Deemed to be University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
4 Junior Resident, Department of Respiratory Medicine, MMIMSR, M.M. Deemed to be University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
     

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The aim was to evaluate the inhalation technique among COPD patients using pressurized metered dose inhaler and determinants of incorrect inhalation technique. In this hospital based cross-sectional study, total 92 COPD patients were enrolled. Basic socio-demographic information was collected. The inhalation technique was visually observed and scored on checklist. Statistical Analysis Used: Chi-square test and Fisher exact test. Among the 92 patients observed, 69 (75.0%) were males. The mean age of the patients was 45.8 ± 1.4 years. Correct technique was observed in only 22 (23.9%) patients step at which maximum number of patients committed mistake was exhalation 65.2% followed by breath holding 45.7% and multiple actuations were seen in 44.5%. It was found that substantial errors were made in the inhalation technique hence proper training and follow-up of the patients is required to achieve the desired effects of the inhaled medications.

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COPD, pMDI, Inhalation technique.
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Achchhar Singh
Associate Professor, Department of Respiratory Medicine, MMIMSR, M.M. Deemed to be University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
Jai Kishan
Professor and Head, Department of Respiratory Medicine, MMIMSR, M.M. Deemed to be University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
Sameer Singhal
Professor, Department of Respiratory Medicine, MMIMSR, M.M. Deemed to be University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
Vishvdeep Saini
Junior Resident, Department of Respiratory Medicine, MMIMSR, M.M. Deemed to be University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
Abhishek Chauhan
Junior Resident, Department of Respiratory Medicine, MMIMSR, M.M. Deemed to be University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India

Abstract


The aim was to evaluate the inhalation technique among COPD patients using pressurized metered dose inhaler and determinants of incorrect inhalation technique. In this hospital based cross-sectional study, total 92 COPD patients were enrolled. Basic socio-demographic information was collected. The inhalation technique was visually observed and scored on checklist. Statistical Analysis Used: Chi-square test and Fisher exact test. Among the 92 patients observed, 69 (75.0%) were males. The mean age of the patients was 45.8 ± 1.4 years. Correct technique was observed in only 22 (23.9%) patients step at which maximum number of patients committed mistake was exhalation 65.2% followed by breath holding 45.7% and multiple actuations were seen in 44.5%. It was found that substantial errors were made in the inhalation technique hence proper training and follow-up of the patients is required to achieve the desired effects of the inhaled medications.

Keywords


COPD, pMDI, Inhalation technique.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi2%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F194907