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    • Aim
      • To investigate the effects of a new asthma spacer device to improve compliance in children.
    • Background
      • Operant conditioning- all behaviour is learnt through associative learning            Law of effect- learn through consequences of our behaviour.
    • method
      • Field experiment in participants home settings in Australlia
    • Design and Variables
      • Repeated Measures Design
        • Dependant v: The amount of adherence to the prescribed medical regime
      • Independent v: Whether the child used a standard/ small volume spacer device and whether the child used a funhaler
    • Procedure
      • Before the funhaler is mentioned, researchers give the pp's an interview with a questionnaire on their existing use of their inhaler.
        • Given funhaler for 2 weeks, reported over the phone whether they had used the funhaler.
          • Parents completed matched questionnaires after sequential use of the breath-a-tech inhaler and funhaler
            • After use of both inhalers the researchers visited and parents were interviewed and completed matched questionnaires
              • Self report data revealed how easy each device was to use, compliance of parents and children and treatment attitudes. Parents were called at random times to find out whether they had attempted to mediate their child the day before
    • Sample
      • 32 children- 22 male and 10 female Age range:1.5-6yr Average duration of Asthma: 2.2 yrs
    • Conclusions
      • Improved adherence suggests that the funhaler may be useful for management of young asthmatics. Use of funhaler could improve health and  measures of clinical outcome. More research is recommended in the long term efficacy of this treatment.
        • Results
          • 60% more children took the recommended  four or more cycles per aerosol delivery when using funhaler compared to small volume spacer.  Significantly more parents reported they were 'always' successful in medicating their child using the funhaler(22/30) compared to their existing device (3/30) when surveyed at random 38% more parents were found to have medicated their children the previous day using the funhaler.(22/27) vs (16/27)


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