Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038
LUIS MARTINEZ, Annery y DEL CRISTO MARTINEZ, Dayalín. Uso correcto de la vía inhalatoria en el tratamiento del asma bronquial. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2001, vol.17, n.5, pp. 413-417. ISSN 1561-3038.
A crosswise descriptive study of 100 asthmatic adults, who live in the "Abel Santa María" residential zone and are seen at "Mario Muñoz Monroy" teaching polyclinics, was conducted to find out if they knew how to use correctly the aerosol inhalers and if they were instructed in managing that technique. It was known that 72% of the patients was taught how to use it but the inhalation technique had only been evaluated in 23% of the patients. It was considered that less than half of them followed a good technique. The more frequent mistakes were to push down the inhaler more than once in the same breathing, not to move the head backwards and not to keep the apnea. It was evident that the asthmatic patient needs to be instructed about the correct use of the inhalation administration
Palabras llave : ASTHMA [drug therapy]; NEBULIZERS AND VAPORIZERS [utilization]; ADMINISTRATION, INHALATION; EPIDEMIOLOGY, DESCRIPTIVE.