Quality-of-life measures and clinical parameters in asthmatics during three year follow-up.

@article{Kauppinen1998QualityoflifeMA,
  title={Quality-of-life measures and clinical parameters in asthmatics during three year follow-up.},
  author={Risto A. Kauppinen and Harri Sintonen and Vesa Vilkka and Markku Johannes Pekurinen and Hannu Tukiainen},
  journal={Monaldi archives for chest disease = Archivio Monaldi per le malattie del torace},
  year={1998},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={
          400-4
        }
}
Two types of health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) index, the disease-specific St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) and the generic 15D, were compared for indication of HRQoL changes and correlation with clinical parameters in 157 newly diagnosed asthmatics. The asthmatics were treated with inhaled anti-inflammatory therapy. Measurements at baseline, and after one and three years treatment. Both HRQoL indices indicated a significant improvement in HRQoL during treatment. The changes in… CONTINUE READING