Asthma Triggers and Quality of Life of Asthmatic Adults

Author: Maryam Ihsan

Supervisor: Ms.Omama Tariq

Degree: MPhil

Year: (2008-2012)

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research was conducted to find out relationship between asthma triggers and quality of life in asthmatic adults. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a relationship among asthma triggers and quality of life in asthmatic adults. A non probability purposive sampling technique was used. A sample of 70 (37 males and 33 females) asthmatics was collected from Jinnah Hospital, Lahore; Mayo Hospital, Lahore; and Health Center, Punjab University, Lahore. Asthma Trigger Inventory (ATI, Ritz, 2006) and Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ, Juniper, 1991) was used as assessment tools for the research. A negative correlation was found among asthma triggers and quality of life in asthmatics; facets of asthma triggers (i.e., Irritants & Allergens) and overall quality of life; facets of quality of life (i.e., Emotional Function & Environmental stimuli) and overall asthma triggers; the facet of quality of life (i.e., Emotional activity) and facets of asthma triggers (i.e., Exercise, Irritants and Allergens) the research can be helpful to change the view of people about the causes or triggering factors of their asthma which they otherwise do not cater. Awareness can also be provided by medical professionals to help people know about the importance of interventions for asthma triggers that would be useful to improve their quality of life.

Keywords: asthma, quality of life, adults.

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