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Jhenane Joseph (right), better known as JJ, instructs Brianna Silva, a patient at Codman Square Health Center, in the proper use of an inhaler. Silva is using an inhaler with a spacer and mask.

Jhenane Joseph (right), better known as JJ, instructs Brianna Silva, a patient at Codman Square Health Center, in the proper use of an inhaler. Silva is using an inhaler with a spacer and mask.

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The key to asthma control

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A recent study found that one third of people with asthma did not correctly use their inhalers. Errors in administration of asthma medication is one of the major causes of poor control.