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Table 1 Essential mistakes during demonstration of inhalation technique and in questionnaire (n = 44)

From: Adequate use of asthma inhalation medication in children: more involvement of the parents seems useful

Type of mistake made in demonstration of technique n (%)
Forgot to shake inhaler before use 9 (21)
Waiting >5 sec before inhaling spacer after MDI activation 8 (18)
Not pressing spacer mask on face 8 (18)
Type of mistake made in questionnaire on technique   
Activating MDI twice before inhaling through spacer, when two doses are needed 19 (43)
Not rinsing the mouth after using ICS inhaler 4 (9)
Making less than five inhalations through spacer 3 (7)