The effect of training of elderly COPD patients on their skills in using an inhaler Yaşli{dotless} kronik obstrüktif akciǧer hastalari{dotless}na verilen eǧitimin İnhalasyon cihazi{dotless} kullani{dotless}m becerilerine etkisi

Şahin E., Aytekin A., Tuǧ T.

Turk Toraks Dergisi, vol.15, no.2, pp.49-56, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ttd.2013.51
  • Journal Name: Turk Toraks Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-56


Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of education on inhaler using skills of elderly patients with COPD. Material And Methods: This pre-test- post-test quasi-experimental study including a control group was conducted with 80 patients. The study was performed in a chest and occupational diseases hospital in the Western Black Sea Region of Turkey between 01 January and 30 June 2011. Data were collected using a "Patient Information Form", a "Skill Chart for Inhaler Device Use". Official and ethical permissions were obtained from the relative institutions., and written informed consent was obtained from the patients. Descriptive statistical methods and chi-square test were used to evaluate the data. Results: It was found that inhaler using skills of the patients in the experimental group showed a greater improvement after education as compared pre-education values and those values in the control group. Conclusion: It was concluded that education on inhaler usage techniques improved patients' skills on using inhaler devices correctly in the experimental group. © 2014 by Turkish Thoracic Society.