دانلود رایگان کتاب پزشکی Disease Specific Reviews بزبان انگلیسی
Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the airways that has dramatically increased in incidence over the past 15 years in both developed and developing countries. The global burden of asthma is
considerable. Its effects include reduced quality of life, lost productivity, missed school days, increased health care costs, the risk of hospitalization and even death .
While effective treatments that have been shown to dramatically reduce asthma morbidity are available, they are effective only when properly used by patients. Because human behaviour is the necessary
interface between good therapies and therapeutic effectiveness, both clinical researchers and clinicians should understand the factors associated with patient adherence. This chapter discusses adherence
issues in asthma, with a particular focus on adherence to preventive therapy, such as inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs). The prevalence of non-adherence to preventive therapy and patient factors associated
with non-adherence are reviewed. Finally, we suggest some directions for future field research …..