Last updated on January 2019

Inhaler Adherence in Severe Unstable Asthma


Brief description of study

The investigators hypothesize that aligning adherence with the patient's own clinical course achieves better asthma control and identifies risks for future loss of control, compared to current best practice. The study has an adherence optimisation phase, week 1-12 followed by a medication management phase, week 12 to week 32.

The investigators will compare two asthma education interventions, standard Guideline recommended practice and feedback from the individual's own INCA device, which assess inhaler adherence and relates adherence with changes in PEFR and symptom scores over time.

The aim of the study is to then incorporate adherence into Guideline recommended medication changes so that asthma control is improved and medication rationalised at the end of the intervention.

A secondary aim is to assess the long-term effectiveness of this approach on control and exacerbations.

Detailed Study Description

The investigators hypothesize that aligning adherence with the patient's own clinical course achieves better asthma control and allows physicians to identify risks for future loss of control, compared to current best practice.

The investigators will compare two asthma education interventions, standard Guideline recommended practice and feedback from the individual's own INCA device, which assess inhaler adherence and relates adherence with changes in PEFR and symptom scores over time.

The aim of the study is to improve and maintain adherence to preventor therapy, so that medication and other costs as well as quality of life, exacerbation rates are optimal.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02307669

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Beaumont Hospital

Dublin, Ireland
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Recruitment Status: Open


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