FACTORS RESTRICT TREATMENT EFFICIENCY IN ASTHMA PATIENTS
Keywords:Asthma, interdental cleaning, elderly, prevention, periodontal disease, caries.
Background: A number of modifiable factors that contribute to poor asthma control have been identified. We wanted to know how many patients had insufficient therapy, adherence, or major inhaler technique errors, and how they affected asthma control.
Methodology: We conducted a cross-sectional multicenter observational research with asthma patients who were referred for the first time from primary to specialized treatment. Adequate prescription according to guidelines, treatment adherence, and illness control were among the data collected. 35.9% of the 1682 patients (age 45-17 years, 64.6 percent men) had insufficient prescriptions, 76.8% had low adherence, and 17 percent had critical inhaler technique errors, with Easyhaler users making significantly fewer critical errors than other dry powder inhaler users (10.3 versus 18.4%; p 0.05). Inadequate prescription (OR: 3.65), non-adherence to therapy (OR: 1.8), and inhaler abuse were all linked to poor asthma control (OR: 3.03). A greater number of risk variables were linked to a greater likelihood of having poorly managed asthma.
Keywords: Asthma, interdental cleaning, elderly, prevention, periodontal disease, caries.
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