Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.4104/pcrj.2012.00003
Title: Impact of cigarette smoking on symptoms and quality of life of adults with asthma managed in public primary care clinics in singapore: A questionnaire study
Authors: Tan, N.C.
Ngoh, S.H.A.
Teo, S.S.H.
Swah, T.S.
Chen, Z.
Tai, B.C. 
Keywords: Asthma
Primary care
Quality of life
Smoking
Issue Date: Mar-2012
Citation: Tan, N.C., Ngoh, S.H.A., Teo, S.S.H., Swah, T.S., Chen, Z., Tai, B.C. (2012-03). Impact of cigarette smoking on symptoms and quality of life of adults with asthma managed in public primary care clinics in singapore: A questionnaire study. Primary Care Respiratory Journal 21 (1) : 90-93. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.4104/pcrj.2012.00003
Abstract: Background: Cigarette smoking aggravates asthma exacerbations, yet some patients with asthma continue to smoke. Aims: To compare the quality of life of adult smokers and non-smokers with asthma. Methods: Asthma Quality of Life (AQLQ) questionnaires were administered to adult patients with asthma managed in primary care in Singapore. The survey also included data of their asthma status including symptom profiles. Independent two-sample t-test, ANCOVA model, χ 2 test and ordinal logistic regression were used to compare the mean domain scores and the effect of smoking on nocturnal symptoms and awakening, respectively. Results: 357 adult asthma patients (183 non-smokers and 174 smokers) were recruited. Smokers were mainly male (p
Source Title: Primary Care Respiratory Journal
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/108963
ISSN: 14714418
DOI: 10.4104/pcrj.2012.00003
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