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Asthma: Adherence improves with reminders, feedback

KEY POINT

Inhaler reminders and feedback were more effective at improving adherence with asthma controller medications compared with behavioral interventions or usual care, according to data published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.   

SOURCES

Foster JM et al. Inhaler reminders improve adherence with controller treatment in primary care patients with asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014;134:1260–8.

Bateman ED. Treatment adherence in asthmatic patients: the last frontier? [editorial]. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014;134:1269–70.