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Inhalation treatment among persons with dementia, asthma and/or COPD: a research idea for further discussion and planning
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5499-2055
2012 (English)In: International Primary Care Respiratory Group, Edinburgh, 2012Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Background: There has been insufficient study of the care of persons with diagnosed dementia and the contemporary presence of asthma and/or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Inhalation treatment requires active patient participation, which is more difficult for a person who has dementia. A consequence of incorrect inhalation technique will be a lack of benefit of medicine affecting dyspnea, fatigue, sleeping problems, cognitive capability and respiratory infections such as pneumonia. Pneumonia is the most common symptom affecting health and well-being among elderly. Improved care and treatment for asthma and COPD may be of importance to these people’s health, quality of life and to community medical costs. The aim is to describe inhalation treatment among persons with dementia who also have asthma and/or COPD. The aim is also to examine the effects of training in inhalation technique and inhalation aids for nursing staff working in dementia care.

Research questions: 

  • How is the presence of asthma and/or COPD among persons with dementia related to expected incidence? 
  • What inhalation techniques and levels of inhalation strength occur among patients with asthma, COPD and dementia? 
  • How is the quality of life for persons with dementia and asthma and/or COPD influenced by whether the nursing staff is given training in inhalation technique, inhalation aids and devices?

Method: The project will be planned in two parts: firstly, a descriptive epidemiological mapping, scrutinizing register and journal data of the diagnoses asthma and COPD among persons with dementia: secondly, an observation of inhalation techniques and a control of inhalation strength among patients in dementia care with asthma and/or COPD. This will be carried out before and after a randomized controlled training intervention in inhalation technique and inhalation aids given to nursing staff in dementia care.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edinburgh, 2012.
Keyword [en]
Demens, astma, KOL, inhalationsbehandling
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Welfare
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-6446OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:6446DiVA: diva2:522533
Conference
6th International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) World Conference, Edinburgh, 25-28 April, 2012
Available from: 2012-03-15 Created: 2012-03-15 Last updated: 2015-11-24Bibliographically approved

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