Belgian community pharmacists offer asthma counselling as a pharmaceutical care service

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: SAEVELS, Jan (Association of Pharmacists in Belgium (APB), Brussels, Belgium)
  • Co-author(s): Jan Saevels: Association of Pharmacists in Belgium (APB), Brussels, Belgium
    Isabelle De Wulf: Association of Pharmacists in Belgium (APB), Brussels, Belgium
    Nathalie Duquet: Association of Pharmacists in Belgium (APB), Brussels, Belgium
    Jan Depoorter: Association of Pharmacists in Belgium (APB), Brussels, Belgium
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Asthma is a common chronic disease which can impact quality of life. Apart from avoiding triggers, such as allergens and irritants, often-used therapeutic strategies include the use of inhaled corticosteroids. Inhalation technique and adherence to asthma medication regimens tend to be very poor, with nonadherence rates up to 70 %.

    Purpose

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