Quality of life in elderly subjects with a diagnostic label of asthma from general practice registers.

@article{Dyer1999QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life in elderly subjects with a diagnostic label of asthma from general practice registers.},
  author={Christopher A E Dyer and Susan L. Hill and Robert Andrew Stockley and Amy J Sinclair},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={39-45}
}
The aim of this study was to assess health-related quality of life (QoL) in elderly subjects with a diagnostic label of asthma from a general practice population, and to determine the main contributory factors. Sixty people aged > or =70 yrs with a primary care diagnostic label of asthma, and 43 control subjects were recruited. Assessment of bronchodilator response, and oral steroid trials were conducted where possible. The main outcome measures were QoL scores for the Short Form (SF)-36 and… CONTINUE READING