ISSN 2321–3647
Sat, 18 Nov 2017

Assessment of Quality of Life in Asthma Patients of A Private Tertiary Care Corporate Hospital

B. Rajalingam*1, Nannapaneni Divya Bharathi1, Emmie Rose Ignatius1, Juliemol Juby1

1. Department of Pharmacy practice, College of Pharmacy, SRIPMS, Coimbatore


ABSTRACT

To assess the quality of life of patients with asthma using AQLQ(S) and the prescription pattern of asthma drugs for the patients getting admitted to hospital. Data were collected from the patients who are eligible and analyzed thoroughly. The study population consisting of 51 excluding 10 dropouts were predominantly male (60.7%), with major trigger was found to be dust (33.33 %), other predisposing factors like BMI, occupational status, social status were also studied. 51. 56% of study population belongs to  Adult (35-51 years) who were suffering and the average age was  51.56 ±15.95 years. Outcomes measured include PEF, FEV1% the clinical outcome and the humanistic outcome QoL were also measured at two different intervals using AQLQ(S) questionnaire. The questionnaire scores revealed that patients had a positive result on all the four domains which were statistically significant (p value of ≤ 0.05). The overall score had shown an increase from 3.79 ± 0.731 to 4.96 ± 1.07, which indicates the effectiveness of treatment. There was also an improvement in activity, emotion and environmental domains. The commonly prescribed anti asthmatic drug for subjects were Salmetrol in combination with Fluticasone propionate as inhalers. Reliever medications like Salbutamol and Levosalbutamol were also prescribed widely. There were 106 drug interactions including azithromycin along with moxifloxacin and levofloxacin along with the methyl prednisolone. The above results revealed that along with the pharmacotherapy it is always better to assess the treatment provided through assessing the QoL which may confirm the effectiveness of the treatment provided

Keywords: Asthma, QoL, AQLQ(S), ß2 agonists.


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