Parents can't be trusted on kids' meds
Doctors should take parents’ word with a grain of salt when discussing their child’s medication adherence, a study confirms.
A Perth study has shown that even when parents report perfect adherence to asthma inhalers, their child actually misses about 20% of prescribed doses on average.
And when parents admit the child missed at least one dose, the true figure is at least 50%.
The findings come from a Perth study of 132 children aged 2-6 years with doctor-diagnosed asthma.