Seasons and Other Factors Affecting the Quality of Life of Asthmatic Children
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dc.contributor.author García-Marcos Alvarez, L.
dc.contributor.author Carvajal Urueña, I.
dc.contributor.author Escribano Montaner, Amparo
dc.contributor.author Fernández Benítez, M.
dc.contributor.author García de la Rubia, S.
dc.contributor.author Tauler Toro, E.
dc.contributor.author Pérez Fernández, V.
dc.contributor.author Barcina Sánchez, C.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-04T07:42:21Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-04T07:42:21Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/2343
dc.description Amparo.Escribano@uv.es en
dc.description.abstract Objective: To study the effect of seasons on the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of asthmatic children. Methods: Four groups of asthmatic children 7 to 14 years old were recruited by pediatricians during each season of the year. Their HRQL was assessed by means of the Paediatric Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (PAQLQ). Other factors surveyed were asthma severity, atopy, medical treatment, immunotherapy, obesity, parental smoking, and anti-allergic measures. Results: The mean (SD) overall PAQLQ score was highest in summer at 6.2 (1.0) and lowest in autumn at 5.5 (1.2). The same trend was found for domains in summer and autumn, respectively: symptoms, 6.2 (1.0) vs 5.4 (1.4); emotions, 6.5 (0.8) vs 6.0 (1.0); and activities, 5.9 (1.4) vs 5.0 (1.5). Factors such as male gender (odds ratio [OR], 0.60; 95% confi dence interval [CI], 0.41–0.87), being on immunotherapy (OR, 0.59; 95% CI, 0.38–0.92), living in an urban environment (OR, 0.56; 0.33–0.93), and residing on the northern coast of Spain along the Bay of Biscay (OR, 0.56; 0.36-0.89) were independent protective factors against having a total PAQLQ score in the lower tertile. Conversely, being recruited in a primary care setting (OR, 1.55; 1.01–2.38) and having more severe asthma were risks for being in the lower tertile. Conclusions: Irrespective of the severity of the disease, season has a significant influence on the HRQL of asthmatic children. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation http://www.jiaci.org/issues/vol17issue04/7.pdf en
dc.source García-Marcos, L.; Carvajal Urueña, I; Escribano Montaner, A.; Fernández Benítez, M.; García de la Rubia, S; Tauler Toro, E; Pérez Fernández, V; Barcina Sánchez, C. Seasons and Other Factors Affecting the Quality of Life of Asthmatic Children. En Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology, V 17 N 4, 2007 en
dc.subject Asthma; Children; Immunotherapy; Quality of life; Seasons. en
dc.title Seasons and Other Factors Affecting the Quality of Life of Asthmatic Children en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::CIENCIAS MÉDICAS ::Patología::Histopatología en
dc.description.private Amparo.Escribano@uv.es en

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