Journal article icon

Journal article

The relationship between clinical outcomes and medication adherence in difficult-to-control asthma.

Abstract:

Medication non-adherence and the clinical implications in difficult-to-control asthma were audited. Prescription issue data from 115 patients identified sub-optimal adherence (<80%) in 65% of patients on inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) or combined ICS/long-acting β2 agonist (LABA). In those using separate ICS and LABA, adherence to LABA (50%) was significantly better than to ICS (14.3%). Patients with sub-optimal ICS adherence had reduced FEV(1) and higher sputum eosinophil counts. Adherence...

Expand abstract

Actions


Access Document


Authors


More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Role:
Author
Journal:
Thorax More from this journal
Volume:
67
Issue:
8
Pages:
751-753
Publication date:
2012-08-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-3296
ISSN:
0040-6376
Language:
English
Keywords:
Pubs id:
pubs:423808
UUID:
uuid:8d6dd1b0-d7d2-4c1f-b673-79c46ab0b546
Local pid:
pubs:423808
Source identifiers:
423808
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

Terms of use


Views and Downloads






If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP