[ Pharmaceutical Sciences Asia - ONLINE ]
E-ISSN 2586-8470
[ Journal Abbreviation: Pharm.Sci.Asia ]
Mahidol University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  FORMER NAME   "Mahidol University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences" Published Since 1974

 
Abstracts

DOI: 10.29090/psa.2022.02.21.186Pharm Sci Asia 2022; 49(2), 153-160
 

Asthma control and medication adherence among asthmatic outpatients in Vietnam: A cross-sectional study

Sang Thanh Huynh1,2, Ngoc Viet Nguyen2,3, Ho Nhu Nguyen2*

1 Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HUTECH University), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2 Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
3 Department of Global Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden


Suboptimal asthma control and medication non-adherence are common and associated with adverse disease outcomes. This study aimed to assess the medication adherence, level of asthma control, and determine factors associated with asthma control among asthmatic outpatients. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 250 asthmatic patients aged ≥12 visiting the Asthma Management Clinic at a tertiary hospital in Vietnam from April to June 2019. Data, including demographics, medication treatment and adherence, and asthma control, were collected through structured interviews and prescription review. Asthma control and medication adherence were measured using the Asthma Control Test (ACT) questionnaire and the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale 8-items (MMAS-8), respectively. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to determine the associated factors with asthma control. The mean age of the study participants was 59.1 years and the majority were women (67.2%). All patients were using inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)-containing controller therapy. The proportion of patients highly adhering to prescribed medications was 34.4%. Well-controlled asthma was observed in 64.4% of patients. Age group of ≥60 (aOR=3.43, 95%CI 1.21-9.68), low medication adherence (aOR=2.97, 95%CI 1.40-6.30), and using medium or high dose of ICS (aOR=3.38, 95%CI 1.64-6.97; aOR=4.28, 95%CI 1.90-9.65, respectively) were associated with poorly-controlled asthma. Poorly controlled asthma was still prevalent. Patient’s age, medication adherence, and ICS dosage are some factors which healthcare providersshould consider when asthma control was under expectation.


Keyword:

Asthma, Asthma control, Asthma control test, Medication adherence, Inhaled corticosteroid, Vietnam




Download full paper (PDF File size: 1,129.40 KB.)





Vol.49
No.6
November-December 2022

See other volume

 


Vol.49
No.5
September-October 2022

See other volume

 


Vol.49
No.4
July-August 2022

See other volume

 


Vol.49
No.3
May-June 2022

See other volume

 


Vol.49
No.2
March-April 2022

See other volume

 


Vol.49
No.1
January-February 2022

See other volume

 
 
 

Home
Aims and Scope
Editorial Board
Publication Ethics
Instruction to Authors
Announcement
All Volumes & Issues
Submit Online
Contact us
   
Search
   
Faculty of Pharmacy Mahidol University
Mahidol University
Member's menu

You're now loging on with following account:
Guest (unknown)

Please Sign in or Register



Pharmaceutical Sciences Asia by Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, Thailand is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

    Copyright © 2017-2022
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahidol University, THAILAND
 

We use Cookies

This site uses cookies to personalise your experience and analyse site traffic. By Clicking ACCEPT or continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.