Youth and caregiver asthma functioning and quality of life throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Youth and caregiver asthma functioning and quality of life throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Publication date: Jul 27, 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in daily functioning changes for many families. Adjustments in daily functioning may have impacted asthma management and subsequent morbidity. The current study seeks to build upon extant literature by exploring differences in youth asthma exacerbations and control, as well as youth and caregiver asthma-related quality of life (ArQOL) throughout COVID-19 transitional points. Ninety-three youth (9-17 years old) with asthma and their caregivers completed measures of demographic/medical information, asthma control, and ArQOL. Participants were recruited between January 2020 and October 2021 via their medical appointments and a hospital registry. We conducted Kruskal-Wallis H-tests to examine differences in youth asthma exacerbations (measured by short-acting beta agonist use), asthma control, and ArQOL, as well as caregiver ArQOL, across phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Asthma exacerbations were higher prior to the onset of the pandemic compared to “during lockdown” and “post-lockdown,” H(2)ā€‰=ā€‰7. 31, pā€‰

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Concepts Keywords
Caregivers asthma control
Covid asthma exacerbation
Daily COVID-19
October pediatrics
Pandemic quality of life


Type Source Name
disease MESH asthma
pathway KEGG Asthma
disease IDO quality
disease MESH COVID-19 pandemic
disease MESH morbidity
disease MESH Allergy
pathway REACTOME Reproduction
disease MESH psychosocial functioning
disease VO Viruses
disease MESH complications
disease VO frequency
disease MESH emergency
drug DRUGBANK Medical air
drug DRUGBANK Salbutamol
disease MESH chronic condition
disease MESH cystic fibrosis
disease MESH cognitive impairment
drug DRUGBANK Etoperidone
drug DRUGBANK Methionine
disease VO protocol
disease VO report
disease MESH exercise induced asthma
drug DRUGBANK Pentaerythritol tetranitrate

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