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Subject/Keyword
Device
COPD
Inhalation
Prescribing
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Romaniuk Verge, Kathy
Supervisor and department
Ross, Carolyn (Nursing)
Examining committee member and department
Wong, Eric (Medicine)
William, Beverly (Nursing)
Department
Faculty of Nursing
Specialization

Date accepted
2011-01-07T20:13:10Z
Graduation date
2011-06
Degree
Master of Nursing
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is expected to become the third most common cause of mortality in the world (GOLD Committee, 2009). COPD management continues to play a large role in everyday medical practice and inhalation therapy will continue to be a mainstay of COPD treatment. Very little is known about how prescribers choose drug-delivery devices for their clients with COPD. This study examined the current practice related to COPD inhalation devices among physicians working in a small rural community hospital. . Results showed that the most frequently prescribed device for patients was a DPI in the community setting and that nebulizers are most commonly prescribed in the emergency department. Physicians reported various factors that they consider when prescribing an inhalation device; ease of use for the patient, disease severity, cost to the patient, and therapeutic response. Physicians expressed that disease severity as the most important factor.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3RG6S
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License granted by Kathy Romaniuk Verge (kromaniu@ualberta.ca) on 2011-01-07T02:06:53Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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