Asthma Control Impact on the Quality of Life and Parent's Educational Degree Effect on Asthma Control among Pediatric Patients in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh City

Abdullah Almalki, Abdulaziz Almalki, Salman Almutairi, Khalid Aljasser, Omar Alghamdi


Asthma is Common, Chronic, and Serious respiratory disease which affect all age groups, especially children, Asthma according to GINA 2016 now days affecting 1-18 % of the population of many different countries around the world. (1) in 2013 a study has been conducted in Saudi Arabia, findings showed that those diagnosed with asthma in KSA do not have good control over their condition; incidence of asthma attacks and referral to hospitals for asthma management were considerably high. (2) The objective of this study is to be able to describe in detail the level of Asthma control among participant and to find the correlation between the control level of the disease and the impact on the pediatric asthmatic patients' quality of life, Also, as a secondary objective we were looking for any correlations with the control of asthma with the parents' education degree. This study was carried out from 5 October 2017 until 3 November 2017, cross-sectional study with a questionnaire which was disturbed. A total 559 child who was diagnosed by asthma were included in the study, For the asthma control test (see figure 1), we found the majority had uncontrolled asthma (45.1%), Most of the children scored 'Never' in Quality of Life Questionnaire when asked in nearly all twelve aspects of the child life. Our results suggest that uncontrolled asthma associated with low quality of life, we did not find any association between asthma control level and Educational degree of the parents.

Keywords: Asthma, Asthma control, prevalence of asthma, Saudi arabia, chronic airway disease

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