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1

What did Chaney want to find out?

If behavioural reinforcement could be applied in a health setting.

2

How were the participants recruited?

Parents of the children recruited by their GP or paediatrician.

3

How did Chaney find out information about the children's current inhaler?

Gave parents questionnaire's before the study asking about current inhalers.

4

How long were they given the Funhaler for?

The parents were given the funhaler for 2 weeks with the instructions that they had to use it with the child.

5

What was the Funhaler designed to do?

It was designed as an incentive for children to use their inhaler more frequently to manage their asthma.

6

What was included in the Funhaler to help keep the children interested?

A spinning disc and a whistle which was activated when child exhaled.

7

Outline the participants of Chaney's study.

-32 children
-From Australia
-Aged between 1.5 and 6 years
-22 boys and 10 girls
-All had asthma for an average of 2.2 years

8

What percentage of children used their inhaler the day before when asked compared with the Funhaler?

-For the normal inhaler, 59%
-For the Funhaler, 81%

9

What percentage of children achieved four or more breath deliveries with their inhaler compared with the Funhaler?

-For the normal inhaler, 50%
-For the Funhaler, 80%

10

What percentage of parents successfully medicated their child always with the inhaler compared with the Funhaler?

-For the normal inhaler, 10%
-For the Funhaler, 73%

11

What do the results conclude?

The results conclude that the Funhaler led to an increase in use, and correct use.