Assessment of the quality of life in children with asthma using paediatric asthma quality of life questionnaire: A prospective study

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2017, Vol 3, Issue 2

Abstract

Background: Asthma puts a serious burden on the child's health-related quality of life (HRQoL), despite the availability of effective and safe treatment. The aims of asthma management are not only elimination of the symptoms and normalization of the lung function, but also to improve quality of life. Early detection and counselling reduces the prevalence of asthma symptoms and improve health-related quality of life in children. The aim of the study was to assess the role of the TNO-AZL QOL questionnaire in order to assess the QoL as a marker of clinical stability in asthmatic school children. Material and Methods: In this study, assessment of the quality of life in 100 children of both sexes in the age group of 6-12 years with asthma using pediatric asthma quality of life questionnaire was done. Results: In our study children with asthma had shown significant change in pulmonary function tests with protocol based treatment. The TACQOL scores as reported by the children and their parents were lower in the children with asthma after counselling compared to before counselling. Conclusion: Education combined with counselling administered in addition to the conventional pharmacologic treatment improved the quality of life. TACQOL is simple and easy to use and gives a new dimension in assessment of children with asthma.

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V B Kulkarni, S D Kulkarni

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V B Kulkarni, S D Kulkarni (2017). Assessment of the quality of life in children with asthma using paediatric asthma quality of life questionnaire: A prospective study. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 3(2), 39-42. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-260367