Determinant for quality of life among childhood asthma in Malaysia: A cross sectional study

Nurmawati Ahmad, Aniza Ismail, Saperi Sulong, Rusdi Abd Rahman

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Background: Asthma is a growing health problem, especially among children in many countries. In Malaysia, its prevalence has been increasing over the years. More initiatives are needed to be done in order to strengthen the policy to reduce this problem. Objective: This research study was aimed to determine the risk factors of the quality of life among childhood asthma in primary health clinics in Melaka. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among children with asthma aged 7 to 17 years old and attending government primary health care clinics. A questionnaire from the Pediatric Asthma Quality Of Life Questionnaire (PAQLQ) was used in the study. Results: Male children with asthma and those on systemic steroids had shown an association with a higher quality of life score. Conclusion: The focus on gender and systemic steroids on asthma effect needed to be strengthened in asthma management in healthcare.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-199
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume24
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Asthma
Cross-Sectional Studies
Quality of Life
Steroids
Health
Primary Health Care
Pediatrics
Delivery of Health Care
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Keywords

  • Asthma control
  • Childhood asthma
  • Quality of life

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Determinant for quality of life among childhood asthma in Malaysia : A cross sectional study. / Ahmad, Nurmawati; Ismail, Aniza; Sulong, Saperi; Rahman, Rusdi Abd.

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