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Qualitative assessment of impact of interventions on rotahalor using technique in the patients of bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at a tertiary care hospital of rural Maharashtra


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Author Details : Satish Eknath Bahekar, Mayur Vikram Devraj*, Pranjali M Mathurkar

Volume : 4, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 218-220


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Abstract

Introduction: Inhalation mode of drug delivery is the mainstay treatment for COPD and asthma; however
incorrect technique prevents patients from receiving proper benefits of inhalational drug therapy.
Objective: The study was aimed to study the practice of rotahalor inhalation technique in patients with
asthma and COPD and to determine the effects of interventions on these techniques through demonstration
and videos.
Materials and Methods: With the help of standardized checklist, patients were assessed initially. Then,
they were trained with proper techniques using demonstrations and videos. Comparison of pre and postinterventional
scores and FEV1 scores was done.
Analysis: This was done using Paired “t” test. Pre and post-interventional values and FEV1 values were
compared. Data was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 21.
Results: Overall, the Inhalation techniques of patients were found incorrect. Pre and post-interventional
values and FEV1 values were compared and found highly significant. Post-interventional 54.54% patients
could get all the 10 steps correct. Similarly, Mean FEV1 before and after intervention were found
significantly different.
Conclusion: Asthma and COPD patients still don’t use rotahalor inhalational technique correctly which
therefore doesn’t provide maximal benefits of therapy.

Keywords: COPD, Asthma, Rotahalor, Intervention.


Doi : 10.18231/j.ijirm.2019.050

How to cite : Bahekar S E, Devraj M V, Mathurkar P M, Qualitative assessment of impact of interventions on rotahalor using technique in the patients of bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at a tertiary care hospital of rural Maharashtra. IP Indian J Immunol Respir Med 2019;4(4):218-220

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