Four of a kind: Asthma control, FEV1, FeNO, and psychosocial problems in adolescents
Pediatric Pulmonology, 03/23/2012
Tibosch M et al. – Patient and caregiver reported outcomes on asthma control and the presence of psychosocial problems add valuable, unique information to physiological parameters in adolescent asthma management.
A multicenter observational study was performed in four Dutch pediatric outpatient departments.
Association between asthma control, physiological parameters, and results of psychosocial questionnaires completed by both adolescent and caregiver was analyzed.
Forty-eight adolescents and their caregivers participated in this study.
Asthma was uncontrolled in about 30%. Asthma control was not associated with age, gender, FEV1, FeNO, or psychosocial problems.
Agreement between adolescents and caregivers about how well asthma was controlled was moderate.
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