Asthma Trigger Reports Are Associated with Low Quality of Life, Exacerbations, and Emergency Treatments.

@article{Ritz2016AsthmaTR,
  title={Asthma Trigger Reports Are Associated with Low Quality of Life, Exacerbations, and Emergency Treatments.},
  author={Thomas Ritz and Hans-Ulrich Wittchen and Jens Klotsche and Stephan Muehlig and Oliver Riedel},
  journal={Annals of the American Thoracic Society},
  year={2016},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={204-11}
}
RATIONALE Despite the importance of trigger perceptions for asthma diagnosis and management, associations among asthma triggers, affective disorders, and asthma outcome have received little attention. OBJECTIVES Because anxiety and depression are known to influence patients' health reports, we measured and controlled for these affective disorders in analyzing associations among patient perceptions of asthma triggers and asthma treatment outcomes. METHODS Patients from a nationally… CONTINUE READING
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