Reflux, allergic rhinitis, and sleep disorders with asthma control and quality of life Reflü, alerjik rinit ve uyku bozukluklari{dotless}ni{dotless}n, asti{dotless}m kontrolü ve yaşam kalitesi i̇le i̇lişkisi

Hayat E., Börekçi Ş., GEMİCİOĞLU B.

Journal of Clinical and Analytical Medicine, vol.5, no.6, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.4328/jcam.1478
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Clinical and Analytical Medicine


Aim: In this study we aimed to investigate the effect of comorbid diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux, allergic rhinitis, sleep disorders with asthma control test and asthma quality of life in Turkish asthma patients. Material and Method: Total of 50 patients who were followed with a diagnosis of asthma were enrolled in this study. During application, spirometric parameters, Reflux Symptom Index (RSI), Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis Symptom Index (ARSI), Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Asthma Control Test (ACT), and Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaires (AQLQ) were fi{dotless}lled under the supervision of a physician, also smoking habits, body mass index of cases were recorded. The relation of spirometric parameters, RSI, ARSI and PSQI with AQLQ and ACT tests were investigated by using SPSS 15.0 statistical software. Results: Negative correlation was found between the ACT and RSI (r = - 0.314, p = 0.026), ACT and PSQI (r= -0,620; p<0.001). Positive correlation was found between ACT and AQLQ (r=0.667, p <0.001), there was no relationship between ACT and ARSI (p=0,25). Negative correlation was found between AQLQ and RSI (r= -0,551; p<0.001), AQLQ and ARSI (r= -0,390; p<0.005). There was no relationship between AQLQ and PSQI (p=0.082), also there was no relationship between FEV1 value and ACT, AQLQ, RSI, ARSI, PSQI. Discussion: In conclusion, gastroesophageal reflux and allergic rhinoconjunctivitis negatively effect the quality of life and asthma control in asthmatic patients, also poor sleep quality is associated with poor asthma control.