Does drug compliance change in asthmatic patients during pregnancy?

Yilmaz I. , ERKEKOL F. O. , CELEN S., KARACA M. Z. , Aydin O., Celik G., ...Daha Fazla

MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, cilt.8, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/2049-6958-8-38


Background: Pregnant women with asthma are recommended to maintain optimal therapeutic management during pregnancy. Uncontrolled, symptomatic asthma may increase the risk of adverse peri-natal outcomes; thus adequate regular anti-asthmatic treatment must be given to provide optimal asthma control during pregnancy. However, doubts about the safety of asthmatic drugs can affect pregnant asthmatic patients' drug compliance. The aim of this study was to assess behavioral differences in drug compliance among pregnant asthmatic patients.