Comparison of scores in quality of life before and after counselling and treatment in children with asthma

Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2017, Vol 3, Issue 1


Background: Asthma is the commonest chronic illness of childhood and children with asthma and their families experience significant impairment in quality of life (QOL). Early detection and counselling reduces the prevalence of asthma symptoms and improve health-related quality of life in children. The objective of the present study was to assess the quality of the basis of a validated questionnaire administered to children in the age group 6-12 years who are diagnosed as having bronchial asthma. Material and Methods: In this study, QOL of 100 children of both sexes in the age group of 6-12 years with asthma were assessed by using TNO-AZL QOL questionnaire (TACQOL). 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.

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V B Kulkarni, S D Kulkarni


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V B Kulkarni, S D Kulkarni (2017). Comparison of scores in quality of life before and after counselling and treatment in children with asthma. Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics, 3(1), 8-11.