The challenge of asthma in adolescence

Title

The challenge of asthma in adolescence

Creator

de Benedictis D; Bush A

Identifier

Publisher

Pediatric Pulmonology

Date

2007

Subject

Humans; adolescent; Adolescent Transitions; Asthma/diagnosis/mortality/therapy

Description

The adolescents with asthma are a distinct group of patients with different problems and needs compared to children and adults. Specific issues of asthma in adolescence are the variability of the clinical spectrum, the presence of particular risk factors for the persistence of symptoms, underdiagnosis and undertreatment of the disease. Refusal of the sick role, denial of symptoms, carelessness about dangerous inhalation exposure, erratic self-medication, overexertion without taking precautions against exercise-induced asthma, and a poor relationship between patients, their families, and often doctors are the main obstacles to successful management of asthma in this critical age. There are also major problems of compliance for these patients. The goal of optimal quality of life will be achieved only if the physician thoroughly understands the adolescent's needs and provides optimal care.
2007

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

683-692

Issue

8

Volume

42

Citation

de Benedictis D; Bush A, “The challenge of asthma in adolescence,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed January 21, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14440.

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