The relevance of symptom perception in the management of severe asthma in adolescents

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Abstract

Severe asthma is a compelling challenge in clinical practice. Adolescence represents a relevant aspect of this issue. We report a series of adolescents with severe asthma and evaluated before and after a one-year standardized guideline-oriented treatment. We explored the relevance of symptom perception, including nasal and bronchial complaints, assessed by visual analog scale (VAS) and the perception of asthma control measured by the asthma control test (ACT). The current study demonstrated that adolescents perceived a significant improvement in their symptoms (p < 0.0001) and asthma control (p < 0.001) after adequate treatment. In conclusion, the management of severe asthma in adolescents should be carefully addressed to also consider the patient's perception.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAllergologia et Immunopathologia
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2020

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Asthma control
  • Guidelines
  • Perception
  • Severe asthma
  • Symptoms
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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