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Titolo:
STARTING HOME NEBULIZER THERAPY - PATIENTS EXPECTATIONS AND SUBSEQUENT OUTCOME AT 2 MONTHS
Autore:
SIMPSON AJ; TWEEDDALE PM; CROMPTON GK;
Indirizzi:
UNIV EDINBURGH,SCH MED,RAYNE LAB,RESP MED UNIT,TEVIOT PL EDINBURGH EH8 9AG MIDLOTHIAN SCOTLAND
Titolo Testata:
Respiratory medicine
fascicolo: 8, volume: 92, anno: 1998,
pagine: 1000 - 1002
SICI:
0954-6111(1998)92:8<1000:SHNT-P>2.0.ZU;2-3
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
AIR-FLOW LIMITATION; LONG-TERM; ASTHMA;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
10
Recensione:
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Citazione:
A.J. Simpson et al., "STARTING HOME NEBULIZER THERAPY - PATIENTS EXPECTATIONS AND SUBSEQUENT OUTCOME AT 2 MONTHS", Respiratory medicine, 92(8), 1998, pp. 1000-1002

Abstract

Twenty-six patients with severe COPD or asthma completed standard questionnaires before, and 2 months after, starting home nebulized bronchodilator therapy. Patients' perceived illness severity and their expectations of treatment with regard to symptoms were examined in the first questionnaire, and outcome was assessed in the second. Before treatment started patients expected a definite improvement in all symptoms studied. After treatment the group showed only a marginal subjective improvement in all symptoms. The improvement attained with regard to breathlessness, ability to get out and about, and general quality of lifewas significantly lower than had been expected. While home nebulized bronchodilator therapy is well tolerated and confers some subjective benefit in selected individuals, patients appear to have unrealistically high expectations of treatment.

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