Watt - Funhaler - adherence to asthma medication

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What was the aim of Watt's research?
To see if using a Funhaler could improve children's adherence to taking medication for asthma.
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What was the design and methodology for Watt's study?
Repeated measures design. Field/quasi experiment. Self-report used to measure adherence. 1 week using normal pMDI inhaler and 1 week using Funhaler.
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Who were the participants for Watt's study?
32 children aged between 1.5 and 6 years. Mean age of 3.2. 10 male, 22 female. Average duration of asthma of 2.2 years.
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Describe the procedure for participants in Watt's research
Participants spent 1 week using Breath-a-tech and parents given questionnaire to complete. In 2nd week children used Funhaler and parents given another questionnaire to fill out with matched questions.
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What were the findings collected from Watt's study?
38% more parents medication their children the previous day with the Funhaler compared to the existing treatment.
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What conclusions were drawn from this study?
The Funhaler does improve adherence to asthma medication. The use of the spinner and whistle acted as a reinforcer to children with asthma and helps improve adherence.
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