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Valerie Press, MD, MPH

Research Awards Nationwide Recipient (2014-2016)

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Video-Based Education Program for Inhaler Use
Social Behavioral Research Grant
Funded in Partnership with the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest

Research has shown that a majority of patients with asthma and COPD do not use their respiratory inhaler devices correctly and therefore are at risk of not being able to get the medications into their lungs. While the hospital setting is a good opportunity to identify patients who need education on how best to take their medicines, limited staff resources can be a barrier. This research will determine if a video-based education module called INVITE Home could be effective as a learning tool to educate the proper use of respiratory devices in the hospital or at home.

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