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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Research opportunity: asthma and intellectual disability

The University of Sydney  (Pharmacy Faculty) is conducting research into the use of inhalers by people with an intellectual disability. 

Australian data show that 15% of people with intellectual disability have asthma, and our recent study showed that inhalers are being prescribed. In both residential care settings and the family home, assistance is often provided to people with intellectual disability to take medication.

We are seeking to interview family caregivers and disability support workers who have recently cared for a person with intellectual disabilities who has asthma or uses inhalers. We hope to gain an understanding of carers’ knowledge and training with regard to respiratory medications, as well as any challenges involved.

Please contact Sharon Davis (Ph D candidate, Faculty of Pharmacy) on 02 9114 5119 or 0411 817 299 for more information.

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