Adherence to Inhaled Therapy and Its Impact on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Magdalena Humenberger; Andreas Horner; Anna Labek; Bernhard Kaiser; Rupert Frechinger; Constanze Brock; Petra Lichtenberger; Bernd Lamprecht

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BMC Pulm Med. 2018;18(163) 

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Conclusion

Complete adherence to inhaled therapy was only seen in about one third of subjects with a prior hospitalization due to a COPD exacerbation. Adherence was significantly higher among those with spirometrically more severe COPD.

Identifying reasons for and a better understanding of underlying causes of poor adherence are necessary and warrant further research.

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