Lungs & Airways

Patient input needed for a new Cochrane Airways systematic review on digital interventions to improve adherence to maintenance medication in asthma

Skills / interests: Consumer (public, patient, carer) input

Background

Despite the availability of effective treatment — the most important of all being inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) — adherence to asthma medication remains poor. This leads to increased asthma symptoms, exacerbations, hospitalisations and healthcare utilisation. Importantly, suboptimal use of asthma medication has been identified to be a key contributor to a third of the asthma deaths in the UK. Digital interventions have increasingly been used to promote adherence in asthma, offering advantages in terms of adaptiveness, accessibility, reproducibility, and reach, particularly when there is a need for remote delivery of healthcare. However, the effect of digital adherence interventions on adherence and asthma outcomes is unknown.

Objectives

To determine the effectiveness of digital adherence interventions for improving adherence to maintenance treatments in asthma

 

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We would like to hear from you if you have a diagnosis of asthma - we are keen to learn what you think of our new review!

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