Adherence to COPD treatment in Turkey and Saudi Arabia: results of the ADCARE study

Nurdan Kokturk, Mehmet Polatli, I Kivilcim Oguzulgen, Sarfraz Saleemi, Mohammed Al Ghobain, Javed Khan, Adam Doble, Luqman Tariq, Fayaz Aziz, Abdelkader El Hasnaoui
  • International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, April 2018, Dove Medical Press
  • DOI: 10.2147/copd.s150411

Treatment adherence in COPD

What is it about?

This is a paper about the adherence rate of inhaler treatment in COPD patients. We also examined the factors affecting adherence and compared the findings in Turkey and Saudi Arabia

Why is it important?

We defined the rates of inhaler adherence. And find that it has an impact on disease management. We also find out that disease control strategies has an impact on patients' behaviours.


Ipek Oguzulgen (Author)
Gazi Universitesi

I hope this article will affect the physicians thoughts about the importance of treatment adherence.

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The following have contributed to this page: Professor Nurdan Kokturk, Sarfraz Saleemi, and Ipek Oguzulgen