Reference : The impact of concomitant rhinitis on asthma-related quality of life and asthma control.
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Human health sciences : Cardiovascular & respiratory systems
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/82576
The impact of concomitant rhinitis on asthma-related quality of life and asthma control.
English
Vandenplas, O. [> > > >]
Dramaix, M. [> > > >]
Joos, G. [> > > >]
Louis, Renaud mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > > >]
Michils, A. [> > > >]
Verleden, G. [> > > >]
Vincken, W. [> > > >]
Vints, A. M. [> > > >]
Herbots, E. [> > > >]
Bachert, C. [> > > >]
2010
Allergy
Blackwell Publishing
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0105-4538
1398-9995
Oxford
United Kingdom
[en] To cite this article: Vandenplas O, Dramaix M, Joos G, Louis R, Michils A, Verleden G, Vincken W, Vints A-M, Herbots E, Bachert C. The impact of concomitant rhinitis on asthma-related quality of life and asthma control. Allergy 2010; DOI: 10.1111/j.1398-9995.2010.02365.x. Abstract Background: Characterizing the interactions between the upper and lower airways is important for the management of asthma. This study aimed at assessing the specific impact of concomitant rhinitis on asthma-related quality of life (QOL) and asthma control. Methods: A cross-sectional, observational survey was conducted among 1173 patients with asthma (aged 12-45) recruited by general practitioners and chest physicians. AR was defined by self-reported rhinitis symptoms and previously documented sensitization to inhalant allergens. The primary outcomes were (1) asthma control assessed by the Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ) and (2) asthma-specific QOL evaluated through the Mini Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (mAQLQ). Results: AR was present in 73.9% of the population with asthma and nonallergic rhinitis (NAR) in 13.6%. AR and NAR were associated with an increased risk of uncontrolled asthma (i.e. ACQ score > 1.5) with adjusted odds ratios (OR) of 2.00 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.35-2.97) and 1.77 (95%CI: 1.09-2.89), respectively. Multivariate linear regression analysis showed that AR and NAR had a modest, although significant, negative impact on the global mAQLQ score (beta coefficient: -0.293, standard error [SE]: 0.063 and beta coefficient: -0.221, SE: 0.080, P < 0.001, respectively), even after adjustment for the level of asthma control and demographic characteristics. Conclusion: This survey provides direct evidence that AR and NAR are associated with an incremental adverse impact on the disease-specific QOL of patients with asthma and the level of asthma control. Further investigations are required to determine whether appropriate treatment of rhinitis would efficiently reduce asthma morbidity.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/82576
10.1111/j.1398-9995.2010.02365.x
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/all.2010.65.issue-10/issuetoc

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