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Pharmacy-Based Intervention in COPD patients – Portuguese Pharmacists can effectively improve inhalation technique!

  • At: 2013 FIP Congress in Dublin (Ireland)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: TORRE, Carla (National Association of Pharmacies, Centre for health evaluation & research, Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Co-author(s): Guerreiro, Jose (Centre for Health & Evaluation, ANF Group, Lisbon, Portugal)
    Madeira, Anabela (Pharmacy Services Department, National Association of Pharmacies, Lisbon, Portugal)
    Lopes, Francisca (Centre for Health & Evaluation, ANF Group, Lisbon, Portugal)
    Mendes, Zilda (Centre for Health & Evaluation, ANF Group, Lisbon, Portugal)
    Miranda, Ana (Centre for Health & Evaluation, ANF Group, Lisbon, Portugal)
    Santos, Cristina (Pharmacy Services Department, National Association of Pharmacies, Lisbon, Portugal)
    Costa, Suzete (Centre for Health & Evaluation, ANF Group, Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Abstract:

    Background: The burden of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for the individual and the society is high. Despite the efficacy of medicines, most patients are not well controlled due to a relatively high prevalence of incorrect inhalation technique. A pharmacy-based pilot intervention was tested to promote the correct inhalation technique when..

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Last update 4 October 2019

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