Does inhaler technique align with confidence among African-American children and their parents?

Asthma prevalence and its related morbidity is two to three times higher among African-American children compared to white youth.1 A key method for reducing asthma-related morbidity is quick-relief and controller medications delivered through respiratory inhaler devices. However, few children use inhalers correctly, which results in negative effects on asthma control, quality of life, and morbidity,2 thus, inhaler education is critical.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letters Source Type: research

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