Beliefs about Regular Inhaled Therapy among Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients

Jude Siong Yip Kiong, Felicia Loh Ee Lin, Then Shi Lee, Ting Ying Ying
2020 Zenodo  
Introduction Treatment goals of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are to: [1] 1)Reduce symptoms: Can be evaluated by Modified Medical Research Council (mMRC) dyspnea scale. 2)Reduce exacerbation risk: Can be evaluated by number of exacerbation per year. The use of regular inhaled therapy has shown to achieve such goals. However, patient's belief is one of the factors affecting their treatment adherence. This study was carried out to determine the belief about regular inhaled therapy
more » ... mong COPD patients in Sibu Hospital. Materials and Methods Study Design: Cross-Sectional study Target population: Stable COPD patient Sampling method: Convenient sampling COPD specific Belief about Medicines Questionnaire. Validated questionnaire consists of 2 domains: 1.Necessity domain (7 questions, score range: 7-35): Assess patient's belief on the necessity of their inhaled therapy. 2.Concern domain (15 questions, score range: 15-75): Assess patient's concern on regular use of their inhaled therapy. [Refer to Poster] Results [Refer to Poster]. Discussion / Conclusion Patients with higher necessity belief seem to have better control of symptoms and less exacerbation. COPD patients may have concern regarding being dependent on inhalers especially if it has been used for more than 5 years. Hence, prescribers and pharmacists should assess patient's concern if they have used regular inhaled therapy for more than 5 years.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4003068 fatcat:2svkk25cinchdarbnxbkijg52i