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Using Puzzle or Brochure to Teach Children Inhaler Technique: Evaluation of Alternative Methods Against Face to Face Education

Ahmet Kan, Tugce Tural Kara, Cigdem El, Aymen Hismiogullari.

Abstract
Introduction: Inhaler drugs are the basis of the treatment in asthma due to their local effects. Errors in inhaler techniques in asthma increase health care costs, hospitalization, and result in a lack of disease control. A brochure and a puzzle material were prepared as alternatives to face-to-face training in this study. It is aimed to evaluate the adequacy of these training materials in the diagnosis and the first month of treatment.
Materials and Methods: Patients aged between 4-12 years diagnosed with asthma and their family members aged between 20-49 years who had not received inhaler drug training before were included in the study. A prospective, cross-sectional, quasi-experimental study was planned.
Results: A total of 109 family members and patients were included. There was no difference between the groups in inhaler technique total scores in diagnosis. There was no difference in inhaler technique full score rates between the groups in the diagnosis and the first month.
Conclusion: It was determined that puzzle games and brochures can be used as an alternative for treatment applications such as inhaler drugs with spacers. Further studies are needed to evaluate the effect of puzzle games and brochures with face-to-face training on long-term memory retention.

Key words: Puzzle, brochure, inhaler technique, inhaler training


 
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Kan A, Kara TT, El C, Hismiogullari A. Using Puzzle or Brochure to Teach Children Inhaler Technique: Evaluation of Alternative Methods Against Face to Face Education. Ulutas Med J. 2021; 7(1): 46-53. doi:10.5455/umj.20200826053317


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Kan A, Kara TT, El C, Hismiogullari A. Using Puzzle or Brochure to Teach Children Inhaler Technique: Evaluation of Alternative Methods Against Face to Face Education. http://www.ulutasmedicaljournal.com/?mno=128774 [Access: March 29, 2021]. doi:10.5455/umj.20200826053317


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Kan A, Kara TT, El C, Hismiogullari A. Using Puzzle or Brochure to Teach Children Inhaler Technique: Evaluation of Alternative Methods Against Face to Face Education. Ulutas Med J. 2021; 7(1): 46-53. doi:10.5455/umj.20200826053317



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Kan A, Kara TT, El C, Hismiogullari A. Using Puzzle or Brochure to Teach Children Inhaler Technique: Evaluation of Alternative Methods Against Face to Face Education. Ulutas Med J. (2021), [cited March 29, 2021]; 7(1): 46-53. doi:10.5455/umj.20200826053317



Harvard Style

Kan, A., Kara, . T. T., El, . C. & Hismiogullari, . A. (2021) Using Puzzle or Brochure to Teach Children Inhaler Technique: Evaluation of Alternative Methods Against Face to Face Education. Ulutas Med J, 7 (1), 46-53. doi:10.5455/umj.20200826053317



Turabian Style

Kan, Ahmet, Tugce Tural Kara, Cigdem El, and Aymen Hismiogullari. 2021. Using Puzzle or Brochure to Teach Children Inhaler Technique: Evaluation of Alternative Methods Against Face to Face Education. THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL, 7 (1), 46-53. doi:10.5455/umj.20200826053317



Chicago Style

Kan, Ahmet, Tugce Tural Kara, Cigdem El, and Aymen Hismiogullari. "Using Puzzle or Brochure to Teach Children Inhaler Technique: Evaluation of Alternative Methods Against Face to Face Education." THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL 7 (2021), 46-53. doi:10.5455/umj.20200826053317



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Kan, Ahmet, Tugce Tural Kara, Cigdem El, and Aymen Hismiogullari. "Using Puzzle or Brochure to Teach Children Inhaler Technique: Evaluation of Alternative Methods Against Face to Face Education." THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL 7.1 (2021), 46-53. Print. doi:10.5455/umj.20200826053317



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Kan, A., Kara, . T. T., El, . C. & Hismiogullari, . A. (2021) Using Puzzle or Brochure to Teach Children Inhaler Technique: Evaluation of Alternative Methods Against Face to Face Education. THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL, 7 (1), 46-53. doi:10.5455/umj.20200826053317