Faculty of Pharmacy Seminar Series: Ludmila Ovchinikova
24 August 2012
"KNOWING HOW" IS NOT ENOUGH: WHY PEOPLE WITH ASTHMA DO NOT MAINTAIN CORRECT INHALER TECHNIQUE'.
Asthma in Australia remains a high burden disease despite the availability of effective medical treatment. Suboptimal patient self-management with medication treatment is a significant contributing factor to the high burden of asthma. Poor inhaler technique maintenance and its prevalence amongst asthma sufferers is fundamental part of the problem.
Although suboptimal inhaler technique can be corrected via education by health care professionals including pharmacists, the improvements do not last. Why inhaler technique declines - despite gold standard education - is unknown, however if left unresolved poor asthma control is likely to persist. In this seminar, Ludmila will discuss the findings of her PhD research on exploring the determinants of inhaler technique maintenance in people with asthma.
Time: 12.00pm - 1.00pm
Location: Pharmacy Lecture Theatre, Pharmacy and Bank Building (A15)
Contact: Associate Professor Parisa Aslani
Phone: +61 2 9036 6541