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Self-reported disease burden of severe allergic rhinitis in Finland

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dc.title Self-reported disease burden of severe allergic rhinitis in Finland en
ethesis.discipline Respiratory Medicine and Allergology en
ethesis.discipline Keuhkosairaudet ja allergologia fi
ethesis.discipline Lungsjukdomar och allergologi sv
ethesis.faculty Faculty of Medicine en
ethesis.faculty Medicinska fakulteten sv
ethesis.faculty Lääketieteellinen tiedekunta fi
ethesis.faculty.URI Helsingfors universitet sv University of Helsinki en Helsingin yliopisto fi
dct.creator Salo, Taneli
dct.issued 2015
dct.language.ISO639-2 eng
dct.abstract Problem: As a part of the Finnish Allergy Programme 2008-18, we surveyed patients to assess allergy symptoms, the use of medications and health care services in Finland. Methods: We studied the determinants of moderate-severe allergic rhinitis (AR) (numeric rating scale, NRS 6-10, n=682) and the relationship of NRS and Rhinasthma questionnaire. Use of medication and use of health care services were studied. Results: In the moderate-severe AR group, the most disruptive symptom domains included the nasal, burden and eye domains. Likewise, the need to take medication, nasal congestion and avoiding environments represented the most disruptive individual symptoms. Allergy severity (NRS) correlated best with nasal symptoms (r=0.44, p<0.001) and with eye symptoms (r=0.44, p<0.001). 14.1% reported emergency room treatment. Conclusions: Moderate-severe AR represents a burden among patients. Nasal congestion, need to take medications and avoiding environments are the most common complaints. Moderate-severe AR patients have also emergency care use. en
dct.subject Allergic rhinitis en
dct.subject Quality of life en
dct.subject Use of medication en
dct.subject Health resources en
dct.subject Emergency care en
dct.language en
ethesis.language English en
ethesis.language englanti fi
ethesis.language engelska sv
ethesis.supervisor Kauppi, Paula
ethesis.thesistype pro gradu-avhandlingar sv
ethesis.thesistype pro gradu -tutkielmat fi
ethesis.thesistype master's thesis en
dct.identifier.ethesis E-thesisID:201b6df2-1d8a-402e-b0f3-e28975e90144
ethesis.degreeprogram Lääketieteen koulutusohjelma fi
ethesis.degreeprogram Medical curriculum en
ethesis.degreeprogram Medicinska utbildningsprogrammet sv
ethesis-internal.timestamp.reviewStep 2015-12-09 12:45:16:189
dct.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201512164038
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