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Title: A cross-sectional study to assess inhalation device handling and patient satisfaction in COPD.
Authors: Miravitlles, Marc
Montero-Caballero, Jéssica
Richard, Frank
Santos, Salud
Garcia-Rivero, Juan Luis
Ortega, Francisco
Ribera, Xavier
Keywords: Breezhaler®;COPD;Respimat®;handling;inhaler
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Administration, Inhalation
Bronchodilator Agents
Cross-Sectional Studies
Equipment Design
Middle Aged
Nebulizers and Vaporizers
Patient Preference
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Surveys and Questionnaires
Tiotropium Bromide
Issue Date: 26-Feb-2016
Abstract: Delivery of inhaled medications via an inhaler device underpins the effectiveness of treatment for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Correct inhaler technique among patients is also a predictor of achieving treatment compliance and adherence. Reporting of patient satisfaction with inhalers is therefore gaining increasing attention and is now recognized as an important patient-reported outcome in clinical trials involving patients with COPD or asthma. In this cross-sectional study, we use the validated Patient Satisfaction and Preference Questionnaire (PASAPQ) to assess the handling and satisfaction for Respimat(®) Soft Mist™ Inhaler (SMI) compared with the Breezhaler(®) dry powder inhaler (DPI) among patients with COPD in Spain. Patients were already assigned to therapy with either SPIRIVA(®) (tiotropium) Respimat(®) or with Hirobriz(®)/Onbrez(®)/Oslif(®) (indacaterol) Breezhaler(®) for at least 3 but not more than 6 months before completing the PASAPQ at a single visit to the study site. The primary endpoint of the trial was the mean total PASAPQ score. Secondary endpoints were the performance score domain of the PASAPQ, the convenience score domain of the PASAPQ, and the overall satisfaction score of the PASAPQ. For the primary endpoint, the mean PASAPQ total score in the Respimat(®) and Breezhaler(®) groups was 80.7 and 79.9, respectively (difference of 0.8, 95% confidence interval [CI] -2.9 to 4.5; P=0.67). The mean total performance scores were 82.5 and 78.2 (difference of 4.3, 95% CI -0.3 to 8.9; P=0.06), and the mean total convenience scores were 78.6 and 81.9 (difference of -3.3, 95% CI -7.0 to 0.4; P=0.08) for the Respimat(®) and Breezhaler(®) groups, respectively. Patients gave the Respimat(®) SMI and the Breezhaler(®) DPI overall satisfaction PASAPQ scores of 6.0 and 5.9, respectively, which shows that patients were satisfied with these inhalers.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.2147/COPD.S91118
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