Chaney et al

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Outline the aim of Chaney's study
To see whether a specially designed funhaler would increase medical compliance
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What was the research method
Field experiment
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what was the experimental design
Repeated measures
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What was the IV
Whether the child used a conventional inhaler or a funhaler
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What was the DV
The data collected from the interview and the questionnaire
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Outline the sample
32 children 22 male 10 female age 1.5-6 3.2 mean age 2.2 mean time with asthma gathered from 7 local GPs or pediatricians
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Name two things that were different about the funhaler
looked more like a toy had a spinning disk and whistle to encourage kids it was colourful
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Outline the procedure
Parents were contacted and gave consent. Parent answered a questionnaire on conventional inhalers. Parents used funhaler for two weeks. Parent had another questionnaire and so did their child on the funhaler with the experimenter present.
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How did they check parents were using ther funhaler
they called them randomly and asked them if they had used it the previous day
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what was the difference in adherence
81% and 59%
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difference in succesful medication attempts
73% with the funhaler and 10% with conventional
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difference in childs enjoyment/pleasure
68% 10%
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one negative about the funhaler
it aroused suspicion in the children
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Outiline the conclusions made
Improved adherence. Funhaler was effective in treating young asmathics. Operant conditioning can improve adherence.
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