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Quality of Life in Respiratory Allergy

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The HRQL (Health Related Quality of Life) is considered a relevant aspect of pharmacological treatment, since it evaluates the outcomes from the patient's viewpoint. This article reviews the currently available information about HRQL as an outcome measure in Respiratory Allergy. Pertinent abstracts and articles were considered, showing strong evidence that HRQL assessment has emerged as an important parameter in both clinical practice and experimental trials. The different types of questionnaires used in HRQL assessment, the results of studies using those questionnaires and concomitant effect of pharmacologic treatments, are herein reviewed. Moreover, the impact of allergy specialists' care on patients with allergies and the new perspectives in HRQL are discussed.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: May 1, 2001

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

    Featured topics include asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, food allergies, allergic skin diseases, diagnostic techniques, allergens, and treatment modalities. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

    Articles marked "F" offer free full text for personal noncommercial use only.

    The journal is indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Science Citation Index Expanded, plus the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
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