Table 1

Participant characteristics

VariableOverall (n=75)
Healthcare worker, n (%)
 Pharmacist assistant20 (26)
 General practitioner20 (26)
 Paediatrician20 (26)
 ENT physician15 (20)
Gender, n (%)
 Male27 (36)
 Female48 (64)
Age (mean), range (95% CI)
45.2±11
Years of professional practice, n (%)
 1–5 years18 (24)
 5–10 years12 (16)
 10–20 years22 (29)
 >20 years23 (31)
Number of INCS prescriptions per week, n (%)
 0 times20 (27)
 <1 time19 (25)
 1–4 times17 (23)
 4–8 times5 (7)
 >8 times14 (19)
Number of INCS instructions per week, n (%)
 <1 time24 (32)
 1–4 times27 (36)
 4–8 times9 (12)
 >8 times15 (20)
Number of checks on INCS inhalations per week, n (%)
 <1 time62 (83)
 1–4 times15 (14)
 4–8 times2 (3)
 >8 times0 (0)
Use of information material, n (%)
 Yes19 (25)
 No56 (75)
  • ENT, ear nose throat; INCS, intranasal corticosteroid sprays.