Symptoms, feelings, activities and medication use in adolescents with uncontrolled asthma: Lessons learned from asthma diaries

Hyekyun Rhee, Eileen Fairbanks, Arlene Butz

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Abstract

This study was to describe symptoms, feelings, activities and medication use reported by adolescents with uncontrolled asthma on their 24-hour asthma diaries. Adolescents with uncontrolled asthma (13-17. years, N= 29) completed asthma diaries and audio-recorded symptom sounds for 24. hours. A variety of symptoms were reported, and the most frequently reported symptoms were coughing followed by wheezing. Most self-reported coughing and wheezing were verified by audio-recordings. Participants reported predominantly negative feelings and low levels of activities. High discordance between self-reports and medical records in medications was noted, raising a concern of poor treatment adherence in this vulnerable group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-46
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of pediatric nursing
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Activity
  • Adolescents
  • Emotional response
  • Medication adherence
  • Symptoms
  • Uncontrolled asthma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics

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