Health-related quality of life burden in severe asthma
Vanessa M McDonald, Sarah A Hiles, Kimberley A Jones, Vanessa L Clark, Janelte Yorke
The Medical Journal of Australia | WILEY | Published : 2018
It is largely unrecognised that the impacts of asthma are different in patients with severe disease compared with patients with mild to moderate disease. Severe asthma is associated with a significant health-related quality of life (HRQoL) burden due to excessive symptoms, frequent and life-threatening attacks, increased comorbidity burden, and high pharmacological treatment requirements. Interventions aimed at improving HRQoL need to be specifically tested in populations with severe asthma, including multicomponent interventions targeting the many clinical characteristics associated with the disease. It is necessary to have patient-reported outcome measures developed specifically for severe..View full abstract
Vanessa Clark receives a fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma. Vanessa McDonald is supported by an NHMRC TRIP fellowship.