Factors Affecting the Non-Adherence to Inhalational Medication in Bronchial Asthma: A Cross Sectional Study in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Authors

  • Mohammad Abdus Sattar Sarker Associate Professor (Medicine), Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka
  • Umma Salma Associate Professor (Medicine), Dhaka National Medical College and Hospital
  • Nahida Zafrin Assistant Professor (Medicine), Sylhet MAG Omani Medical College
  • M A Kashem Professor (Medicine), Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Sudip Ranjan Deb Associate Professor (Medicine), Mugda Medical College, Dhaka
  • AKM Humayon Kabir Associate Professor (Medicine), Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v21i1.44108

Keywords:

Non-Adherence, inhalational medication, bronchial asthma

Abstract

Introduction: Modern management of bronchial asthma requires prolonged medications to prevent symptoms and airflow limitations. An important issue in proper management of bronchial asthma is adherence to treatment.

Objective: To see the non-adherence rate to inhalational medication in bronchial asthma patient as well as to see the factors responsible for non-adherence. Materials and Method: It was a cross sectional study conducted from 1st September 2017 to 31st March 2018 in Medicine unit of Sir Salimullah Medical College and Hospital (SSMCH).

Result: Among the 136 respondents 70% were male and 30% were female. Non adherent rate was 93.7% for male and 100% for female. High cost of medicine, poor counseling, lack of family support, lack of immediate efficacy, forgetfulness, knowledge on how to use device are the main factors for non-adherence.

Conclusion: The rate of non-adherence is very high amongst the participants. Therefore promoting optimal medication adherences through education, proper counseling is essential to optimize the benefits of treatment

J MEDICINE JAN 2020; 21 (1) : 41-45

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2019-11-18

How to Cite

Sarker, M. A. S., Salma, U., Zafrin, N., Kashem, M. A., Deb, S. R., & Kabir, A. H. (2019). Factors Affecting the Non-Adherence to Inhalational Medication in Bronchial Asthma: A Cross Sectional Study in a Tertiary Care Hospital. Journal of Medicine, 21(1), 41–45. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v21i1.44108

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