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The Role of Alexithymia in Quality of Life and Health Care Use in Asthma
Background. Alexithymia is a personality trait characterized by difficulties in perceiving and expressing emotions. The relationship between alexithymia and health outcomes in asthma has been shownExpand
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Psychological and self-management factors in near-fatal asthma.
BACKGROUND Several studies that have analyzed differences in psychological and self-management variables between patients with a near-fatal asthma (NFA) attack and asthmatics without a NFA attackExpand
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Prescription of oral corticosteroids in near-fatal asthma patients: relationship with panic-fear, anxiety and depression.
Oral corticosteroids are the most effective drugs for illness management, especially in near-fatal asthma (NFA) patients. Prescription of oral corticosteroids in other groups of asthmatic patientsExpand
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Depression, Panic-Fear, and Quality of Life in Near-Fatal Asthma Patients
The aim of this study was to assess the relationships between depressive symptoms and symptom-centered panic-fear (P-F), and reports of health-related quality of life (HRQOL), in persons withExpand
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Validation of a Spanish version of the airways questionnaire 20: a short and simple instrument
ObjectiveTo describe the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Airways Questionnaire 20 (AQ20S) for asthma and COPD separately.Study designTwo hundred and eight patients (108 asthma,Expand
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Variables psicológicas y de automanejo en el asma de riesgo vital
El asma de riesgo vital (ARV) es una condicion clinica que ha despertado un gran interes en la investigacion en los ultimos anos debido a los altos indices de morbilidad y mortalidad que conlleva.Expand