Providing feedback on adherence increases use of preventive medication by asthmatic children

Burgess, Scott W., Sly, Peter D. and Devadason, Sunalene G. (2010) Providing feedback on adherence increases use of preventive medication by asthmatic children. Journal of Asthma, 47 2: 198-201. doi:10.3109/02770900903483840

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Author Burgess, Scott W.
Sly, Peter D.
Devadason, Sunalene G.
Title Providing feedback on adherence increases use of preventive medication by asthmatic children
Journal name Journal of Asthma   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0277-0903
1532-4303
Publication date 2010-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/02770900903483840
Volume 47
Issue 2
Start page 198
End page 201
Total pages 4
Place of publication New York, NY, U.S.A.
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This study investigates the impact of measuring adherence and providing feedback on medication usage by children with unstable asthma. Adherence was measured using an electronic monitoring device. Subjects were randomized to either being told of their adherence during review consultations or for their adherence to remain undisclosed to their parents and treating physician. Subjects were reviewed monthly for 4 months. Twenty-six children aged between 6 and 14 years were recruited. Adherence was significantly higher in the intervention group (79% versus 58%, p <.01). There were significant improvements in clinical measures of disease control compared with baseline in both groups. The change in forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) (% predicted) was greater in those subjects receiving feedback (13.8% versus 9.8%). However, lung function values were lower in the intervention group at baseline and the relative improvement failed to reach statistical significance. Measuring adherence and providing feedback increases the use of preventive medication. A larger study is required to explore implications for disease control.

Copyright © 2010 Informa Plc.
Keyword Asthma
Adherence
Children
Compliance
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
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