Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Acute Exacerbations

A study to assess the factors affecting attainment of control and acute exacerbations in children treated for asthma

Shrikant Hemant Joshi, Salma Shaziya, Poornachand Venkatesh, Pradeep Senapathi

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 389-395

Background: The Asthma Guidelines of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
(NAEPP) published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) emphasize the need to evaluate asthma
control as a key component for asthma treatment and management. Well-controlled asthma is associated
with improved health status, and fewer physician visits, hospitalizations and emergency room visits
among children and adults. In contrast, poor asthma control is directly linked with increased school
absenteeism and loss in work productivity among asthma children and adults/caregivers, respectively.
Unfortunately, studies report that asthma remains uncontrolled in many asthmatic patients, despite
receiving appropriate treatments. Present study has been designed to update the knowledge regarding
factors affecting asthma control and factors responsible for frequent exacerbations in children so that
corrective measures could be taken.