Journal article

Patient-perceived acceptability and behaviour change benefits of inhaler reminders and adherence feedback: A qualitative study

Juliet M Foster, Helen K Reddel, Tim Usherwood, Susan M Sawyer, Lorraine Smith

RESPIRATORY MEDICINE | W B SAUNDERS CO LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Little is known about patients' perceptions of electronic inhaler reminders, which have emerged in recent years as adherence promotion aids. This study explored asthma patients' attitudes toward the acceptability and utility of inhaler reminders. METHODS: Participants from a 6-month cluster randomized controlled trial who received reminders for missed doses via SmartTrack adherence monitors (Adherium Ltd) were interviewed to explore their perceptions; interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed and analysed thematically. RESULTS: 18 participants (50% male, mean age 39 years [range 17-68]) were interviewed. Three themes were identified. Acceptability and Feasibility: Interviewee..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia (ID 571053) and by an independent educational research top up grant from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Australia. These funders had no involvement in the study design, analysis, interpretation, of data or the decision to submit this manuscript. The funders have not seen this manuscript prior to submission.