Women, patients with severe asthma, and patients attended by primary care physicians, are at higher risk of suffering from poorly controlled asthma

Carlos Badiola, Llorenc Badiella, Vicente Plaza, Luis Prieto, Jesús Molina, José Ramón Villa, Enrique Cimas

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Abstract

Aim: The aim of this exploratory study was to identify those factors associated with asthma control assessed according to GINA Guidelines. Method: 809 (56% female) subjects with asthma were recruited consecutively from both specialist and primary care centres. Asthma control was assessed over a 4-week follow-up period using a composite measure. A multivariate analysis was performed, in which asthma control was included as the dependent variable and several explanatory variables were included as independent variables. Results: Analysis performed on the whole population rendered gender (p=0.003), the type of physician (p<0.001), and age group (p<0.001), as significant factors associated with asthma control. In adults, gender (p=0.001), asthma severity (p<0.001), and type of physician (p<0.001) were significant, and only asthma severity was significant (p=0.043) in children. Conclusions: After model adjustment, we suggest that being female, suffering from more severe asthma, or being attended by a primary care physician, could pose a significantly higher risk of having poorly controlled asthma in adults. © 2009 General Practice Airways Group. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-299
JournalPrimary Care Respiratory Journal
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009

Keywords

  • Adult asthma
  • Asthma
  • Asthma control
  • Paediatric asthma
  • Primary care
  • Women

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