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Health-related quality of life in young adults with asthma

Sundberg, Rosita; Palmqvist, Mona; Tunsäter, Alf LU and Toren, Kjell (2009) In Respiratory Medicine 103(10). p.1580-1585
Abstract
Background: The aim was to study health-related quality of life, five years after an intervention study among young adults with asthma. Method: The design was a follow-up study of a cohort of young adults with asthma (n = 64) and 248 general, population controls. Both groups were investigated at follow-up with a respiratory questionnaire and one generic quality-of-life instrument, and the asthma cohort also completed one-asthma-specific questionnaire. The material was analyzed with multivariate models. Results: Female gender and tow FEV1 at baseline predicted both a decline during follow-up and a tow quality of life at follow-up. The asthma cohort and controls scored similarly regarding generic quality of life. However, in the asthma... (More)
Background: The aim was to study health-related quality of life, five years after an intervention study among young adults with asthma. Method: The design was a follow-up study of a cohort of young adults with asthma (n = 64) and 248 general, population controls. Both groups were investigated at follow-up with a respiratory questionnaire and one generic quality-of-life instrument, and the asthma cohort also completed one-asthma-specific questionnaire. The material was analyzed with multivariate models. Results: Female gender and tow FEV1 at baseline predicted both a decline during follow-up and a tow quality of life at follow-up. The asthma cohort and controls scored similarly regarding generic quality of life. However, in the asthma cohort, females scored significantly lower in the physical dimension of the generic instrument, especially in the domain of general, health. Conclusions: There is an association between tow FEV1 and a decline in quality of life among young adults with asthma, i.e. low FEV1 predicts a decline in quality of life during a five-year period. Young females with asthma seem to have lower quality of life compared with young mates with asthma. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (Less)
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Quality of life, Asthma, Young adults, Cohort, Females
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Respiratory Medicine
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103
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10
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1580 - 1585
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Elsevier
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1532-3064
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10.1016/j.rmed.2009.04.023
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English
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  abstract     = {Background: The aim was to study health-related quality of life, five years after an intervention study among young adults with asthma. Method: The design was a follow-up study of a cohort of young adults with asthma (n = 64) and 248 general, population controls. Both groups were investigated at follow-up with a respiratory questionnaire and one generic quality-of-life instrument, and the asthma cohort also completed one-asthma-specific questionnaire. The material was analyzed with multivariate models. Results: Female gender and tow FEV1 at baseline predicted both a decline during follow-up and a tow quality of life at follow-up. The asthma cohort and controls scored similarly regarding generic quality of life. However, in the asthma cohort, females scored significantly lower in the physical dimension of the generic instrument, especially in the domain of general, health. Conclusions: There is an association between tow FEV1 and a decline in quality of life among young adults with asthma, i.e. low FEV1 predicts a decline in quality of life during a five-year period. Young females with asthma seem to have lower quality of life compared with young mates with asthma. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Sundberg, Rosita and Palmqvist, Mona and Tunsäter, Alf and Toren, Kjell},
  issn         = {1532-3064},
  keyword      = {Quality of life,Asthma,Young adults,Cohort,Females},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {10},
  pages        = {1580--1585},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Respiratory Medicine},
  title        = {Health-related quality of life in young adults with asthma},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rmed.2009.04.023},
  volume       = {103},
  year         = {2009},
}