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Metered-dose Inhaler Technique and Asthma Control in Patients Attending an Urgent Care Clinic in Barbados

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.584
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723–28
Synopsis: 
Sixty-three per cent of asthmatics attending an urgent care clinic in Barbados had controlled asthma, and 16% were attending for asthma treatment. Ninety-seven per cent felt that their metered-dose inhaler technique was correct, but only 5% had correct technique.

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Objective: To estimate the proportion of asthmatics with correct pressurised metered-dose inhaler (MDI) technique.

Methods: All asthmatics 12 to 65 years of age using a MDI and attending an urgent care clinic on selected clinic days over a five-month period were administered a questionnaire and had their MDI technique evaluated.

Accepted: 
07 Dec, 2015
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e-Published: 29 Mar, 2016

The Emergency Contraceptive Pill: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Women in Barbados

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.286
Pages: 
154–8
Synopsis: 
Many women were at risk for an unplanned pregnancy. Awareness and use of the emergency contraceptive pill, however, is low with 43% of women 18 to 44 years of age aware of the method and only 14% had used it. 

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Accepted: 
08 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2015

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