Living with severe asthma year 2016

Katsaounou, Paraskevi, Garcia Conde, Lorena, Kroegel, Claus, Gore, Robin, Menzella, Francesco, Ribas, Cristian Domingo, Almeida, Mario Morais, Hyland, Michael E., Gasser, Matthias, Kasujee, Ismail and Odemyr, Mikaela (2017) Living with severe asthma year 2016. European Respiratory Journal, 50 (sup61). PA4682. ISSN 1399-3003

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Objective: To assess the impact of severe asthma on daily life (asthma control, activity, psychological aspects, treatment). Methods: Data were collected from 1333 adults and children (through caregivers) with severe persistent asthma in 9 countries through an online survey done by GfK on behalf of Novartis in 2016 (Table 1a). Results: Severe asthmatics were diagnosed by respiratory physicians (42%), general practitioners (30%), allergists (21%) and paediatricians (6%). On average, adults were diagnosed 15 years ago, adolescents 7 years and pediatrics 3 years ago. As per patients’ knowledge, 47% were non-allergic. A large discrepancy was seen between real-life control according to GINA guidelines (6%) and self-estimated control (42%). In the previous year, 73% of patients experienced exacerbations that required treatment from a healthcare professional (emergency room, ambulance, physician at home); 34% had ≥2 exacerbations (13%, three; 7%, four; 3%, five; 11%, more than 5). On an average, 20 days of OCS use was reported in the last 6 months. The impact on psychology and activities is shown in Table 1b. Conclusions: Although asthma control is GINA’s main goal, severe asthmatics are uncontrolled with poor quality of life as reflected in their psychological profile and everyday activities. There is a strong disconnect between perceived and actual asthma control. More action is needed to help severe asthmatics achieve control and live normal unrestricted lives.

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Depositing User: Ms Kerry Kellaway
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2019 11:25
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2020 10:38
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