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Population-based study shows that teenage girls with asthma had impaired health-related quality of life
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care. Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The OLIN Unit, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1630-3167
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Health Sciences, Nursing Care.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6622-3838
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The OLIN Unit, Umeå University.
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The OLIN Unit, Umeå University.
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2017 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, E-ISSN 1651-2227, Vol. 106, no 7, 1128-1135 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim

This study examined the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of teenagers with and without asthma, including the impact of their sex, allergic conditions, smoking, living conditions and physical activity.

Methods

The Obstructive Lung Disease in Northern Sweden (OLIN) studies recruited a cohort of schoolchildren in 2006. The parents of all children aged seven to eight years in three municipalities were invited to complete a questionnaire and 2585 (96%) participated. The cohort was followed up at the ages of 11–12 years and 14–15 years with high participation rates. At 14–15 years, the HRQoL questionnaire KIDSCREEN-10 and Asthma Control Test were added.

Results

Girls with current asthma at 14–15 years had a lower mean HRQoL score than girls without asthma (46.4 versus 49.3, p < 0.001), but this was not seen among boys (53.8 versus 52.8, p = 0.373). Poor HRQoL was related to current asthma, uncontrolled asthma and teenage onset of asthma. It was also related to eczema, living in a single-parent household, maternal smoking, daily smoking and inversely related to physical activity.

Conclusion

Teenage girls with asthma had lower HRQoL than girls without asthma. Possible interventions to improve HRQoL among teenagers with asthma were identified as follows: increasing asthma control, preventing smoking and promoting physical activity.

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John Wiley & Sons, 2017. Vol. 106, no 7, 1128-1135 p.
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Nursing; Health Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-62768DOI: 10.1111/apa.13847ISI: 000405216700026PubMedID: 28345180Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85018740590OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-62768DiVA: diva2:1085481
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Validerad; 2017; Nivå 2; 2017-06-15 (inah)

Available from: 2017-03-29 Created: 2017-03-29 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

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