This thesis aims to investigate opportunities for identifying and reducing non-adherence to ICS in children with asthma in The Netherlands. The research questions were:
• What is the clinical relevance of non-adherence to ICS?
• What is the role of ethnicity as a risk-factor for non-adherence?
• Can RTMM with tailored SMS-reminders improve adherence to ICS, asthma control, asthma-related quality of life and the risk of asthm7a exacerbations?
• What is the role of asthma self-management by children in daily life?
• Are patient-reported adherence and refill-adherence suitable methods for identifying children who are non-adherent to ICS?

A.G. Vulto (Arnold) , L. van Dijk (Liset)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
The research described in this thesis has been funded by non-conditional grants from The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw, grant registration number 171101005), GlaxoSmithKline, Evalan and AGIS. Financial support for the publication of this thesis was kindly provided by the Erasmus University Medical Center - Department of Hospital Pharmacy, The Royal Dutch Pharmacists Association (KNMP), Stichting Medisch Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek SLZ , Evalan, the Groene Hart Ziekenhuis, and by the Erasmus University Medical Center.
Department of Pharmacy

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