Triggers in adult asthma: are patients aware of triggers and doing right?


Goksel Ö. , Celik G. E. , Erkekol F. O. , Gullu E., Mungan D., Misirligil Z.

ALLERGOLOGIA ET IMMUNOPATHOLOGIA, vol.37, no.3, pp.122-128, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0301-0546(09)71723-9
  • Title of Journal : ALLERGOLOGIA ET IMMUNOPATHOLOGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.122-128

Abstract

Background: As triggers have a potential to induce asthma exacerbations, awareness of the patients to individual triggers as well as protective measures might be helpful to prevent asthma attacks. Though allergens and allergen avoidance have been studied extensively, there are only few studies on non-allergic triggers and their avoidance for adult patients with asthma. In this study, we wanted to investigate asthma triggers and compliance to the preventive measures in an adult population.