Bedroom air quality and vacuuming frequency are associated with repeat child asthma hospital admissions
Don Vicendese, Shyamali C Dharmage, Mimi LK Tang, Andriy Olenko, Katrina J Allen, Michael J Abramson, Bircan Erbas
JOURNAL OF ASTHMA | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2015
OBJECTIVE: Indoor environment factors have been associated with risk of asthma exacerbations in children but little is known about their role on asthma hospital readmissions. As children in Western societies continually spend more time indoors, understanding the influence of these factors on asthma exacerbation is important. We examined the role of indoor environmental and lifestyle characteristics on child asthma readmissions. METHODS: A hospital-based case-control study recruited 22 children readmitted for asthma and 22 controls not readmitted for asthma. Logistic regression models were used to examine the association between aeroallergens and fungi in the bedroom and indoor lifestyle char..View full abstract
The authors report that they have no conflicts of interest. We would like to thank the L. E. W. Carty Charitable Fund for providing us the funds to purchase the ELISA allergen kits, vacuum dust filters, and pay for the allergen processing and mould identification.