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Lung India Official publication of Indian Chest Society  
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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 117-119

Compliance Vs Guidelines In Treatment Of Asthma - Need For A Practical Approach

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A. U Athavale

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In a tertiary care hospital on out patient basis we observed that the prescribed medication with inhaled bronchodilators and steroids was not being taken by the patients. To study the patient-related factors we conducted a questionnaire study to know the possible reasons for non-compliance with inhaled drugs. It was 56.25%. 82.6% were compliant with oral medication. Cost of medication was the single most important factor for non compliance.

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