Type

Journal Article

Authors

Richard W Costello
Frank Doyle
Richard B Reilly
Breda Cushen
Aoife Sartini Bhreathnach
Fiona Boland
J. Mark FitzGerald
Gregory B Diette
Stephen J Lane
Eoin Hunt
and 8 others

Subjects

Psychiatry

Topics
asthma patients disease management clinical trial group intervention randomised trial clinical feedback medication adherence

A randomised clinical trial of feedback on inhaler adherence and technique in patients with severe uncontrolled asthma. (2017)

Abstract In severe asthma, poor control could reflect issues of medication adherence or inhaler technique, or that the condition is refractory. This study aimed to determine if an intervention with (bio)feedback on the features of inhaler use would identify refractory asthma and enhance inhaler technique and adherence.Patients with severe uncontrolled asthma were subjected to a stratified-by-site random block design. The intensive education group received repeated training in inhaler use, adherence and disease management. The intervention group received the same intervention, enhanced by (bio)feedback-guided training. The primary outcome was rate of actual inhaler adherence. Secondary outcomes included a pre-defined assessment of clinical outcome. Outcome assessors were blinded to group allocation. Data were analysed on an intention-to-treat and per-protocol basis.The mean rate of adherence during the third month in the (bio)feedback group (n=111) was higher than that in the enhanced education group (intention-to-treat, n=107; 73%
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Full list of authors on original publication

Richard W Costello, Frank Doyle, Richard B Reilly, Breda Cushen, Aoife Sartini Bhreathnach, Fiona Boland, J. Mark FitzGerald, Gregory B Diette, Stephen J Lane, Eoin Hunt and 8 others

Experts in our system

1
Richard W Costello
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 66
 
2
Frank Doyle
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 115
 
3
Richard Reilly
Trinity College Dublin
Total Publications: 185
 
4
Breda Cushen
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 13
 
5
Aoife Sartini Bhreathnach
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 4
 
6
Fiona Boland
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 52
 
7
Eoin Hunt
University College Cork
Total Publications: 11