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Do the media demonstrate correct inhaler technique in children?
  1. David King,
  2. Will Daw
  1. Academic Unit of Child Health, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Sheffield, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr David King, Academic Unit of Child Health, Sheffield Children's Hospital, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TH, UK; davidanthonyking{at}

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Poor inhaler technique is common in children with asthma. It has been estimated that at least 50% of patients do not use their inhalers properly.1 This is associated with asthma instability, an increase in hospital attendances and a reduced quality of life.2 The media can encourage safe health practices but can also have negative effects on health behaviour.3 We wished to determine how frequently correct inhaler technique in children is shown in the media in the UK.

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  • Contributors DK conceived the idea for this article. Both authors were involved in writing and reviewing the final manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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