Rose, G.; Bailey, Kay A.; Brightly, K.; Barton-Forbes, Michelle
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health
Does asthma clinic attendance improve quality of life in Jamaican children diagnosed with asthma? [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
53 Suppl. 2
Objective: To determine the impact of asthma clinic attendance on the quality of life of children diagnosed with asthma. Design and Methods: Consenting parents/caregivers of 70 children attending the asthma clinic at the Bustamante Hospital for Children were interviewed using the Paediatric Asthma Quality of life Questionnaire (PAQLQ). Data on asthma symptoms, emotional reactions, impact of symptoms on activity was collected for each child before commencement of asthma clinic and repeated 12 months after attending the asthma clinic. Comparison of mean scores pre- and post-asthma clinic intervention was done using students' test. Non-parametric correlations were also performed to ascertain significant relationships between the variables.....