Quality of life in rhinoconjunctivitis assessed with generic and disease-specific questionnaires.

@article{Petersen2008QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life in rhinoconjunctivitis assessed with generic and disease-specific questionnaires.},
  author={Karin Dam Petersen and Christian Kronborg and Dorte Gyrd-Hansen and Ronald Dahl and J\orgen Nedergaard Larsen and Henning L\owenstein},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={284-91}
}
BACKGROUND Illness as perceived by the allergic patient with asthma and/or rhinoconjunctivitis (RC) can be assessed by measurements of their health-related quality of life (HRQL). For this purpose the RC Quality of Life Questionnaire (RQLQ) has gained general acceptance; however, as most allergic patients experience symptoms from multiple organs, disease-specific HRQL measures may be deficient. This study compares a generic and a disease-specific HRQL instrument in grass and/or mite-allergic… CONTINUE READING

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