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Aerosol delivery practice in Italian Cystic Fibrosis centres: a national survey

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Physiotherapy, January 2016
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Title
Aerosol delivery practice in Italian Cystic Fibrosis centres: a national survey
Published in
Archives of Physiotherapy, January 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40945-016-0015-3
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Authors

Simone Gambazza, Federica Carta, Anna Brivio, Carla Colombo

Abstract

Physiotherapists (PTs) are ideally positioned to assist patients and families with inhalation therapies through monitoring, communication and education about available therapies and their proper use; indeed aerosoltherapy management is listed as part of Italian PTs' core competence and in the core syllabus for post-graduate training in respiratory physiotherapy. The aim of this study was to outline the involvement of Italian PTs working in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) centres in the aerosol delivery practice. Physiotherapist coordinators (n = 29) of all Italian CF centres were invited to participate in a cross-sectional survey and a semi-structured questionnaire was developed and sent by e-mail. A response rate of 69 % was achieved. The majority of participants were woman and the overall mean professional experience was twenty years. Italian PTs are involved in the aerosol delivery practice, managing education, drug-device combination, dilution and mixing of drugs. Physiotherapists play a key role in the care of Italian CF patients; nevertheless the Italian Group of Physiotherapists might plan interventions to harmonize the aerosol delivery practice in Italian CF centres and to sustain continuing education.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 1 11%
Unknown 8 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 2 22%
Researcher 2 22%
Student > Bachelor 2 22%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 11%
Student > Master 1 11%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 1 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 2 22%
Sports and Recreations 1 11%
Psychology 1 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 11%
Engineering 1 11%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 3 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 May 2016.
All research outputs
#3,541,619
of 7,719,347 outputs
Outputs from Archives of Physiotherapy
#11
of 21 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#122,681
of 269,233 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Archives of Physiotherapy
#2
of 4 outputs
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