Quality of life among school going children with asthma
Journal Title: Medpulse International Journal of Pediatrics - Year 2019, Vol 9, Issue 2
Asthma is a major cause of chronic respiratory problem in childhood. It is one of the most frequent admitting diagnosis in children’s hospitals and is an important cause for school days lost. Asthma prevalence seems to be increasing worldwide. The patient details, growth parameters and the responses related to quality of life were entered in the Microsoft Excel worksheet. The impairment in growth parameters as well as impairment in quality of life were tried to correlate with the disease, severity of disease as well as lack of proper control. QOL of children with asthma was assessed and was found that it was poor in all parameters like activity limitations, emotional factors and symptoms. It was found that QOL was poor in severe asthma in 5 to 10 and 11to 15 years age group as compared to mild and moderate asthma children. QOL was found to be better in well controlled asthma children in 11 to 15 year age group children but such difference in QOL was not found in well controlled asthma children in 5 to 10 year age group.
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