Raed A Alghannam | Canada

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

Raed A Alghannam

Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Canada


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    Asthma Education and Its Effect on Patient Management
    Author(s): Amr S Albanna*, Raed A Alghannam, Moayyad Malas, Essam A Alhejaili and Ali Alshamrani

    Objectives: To evaluate the level of asthma education and the effects of this education on avoidance of irritants and adherence to inhalers. Methods: A cross-sectional study of adults with asthma in respiratory clinics of a tertiary hospital was conducted between September 2014 and September 2015. A standardized questionnaire was designed to measure the level of education received by asthmatics related to their disease, irritants, medications, and inhaler technique. Comparative analysis was performed using a chi-square test. Results: 82 subjects were given the questionnaire and all were included. 70% received basic information about asthma, but only 44% were educated about major irritants (i.e. smoking, indoor irritants, outdoor irritants, colds, influenza, and exercise). Adherence to avoidance meas.. Read More»
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