Assessment of Asthmas’ Quality Life Style among Children Aged 1-12 Years in Al Noor Pediatric Hospital in Hilla City
Keywords:Asthma, quality of life, QOLv.3.items.
Objective: To assess the quality of lifestyle among asthmatic children.
Population and Method: A descriptive study carried out inAl Noor pediatric hospital in Hilla City, during
the period 1/5/2020-30/5/2020, the population was (100) children aged 1-12 years; data were collected by
questionnaire through direct interview with the mother or caregiver and the child.
Data analysis by using SPSS, Pearson’s correlation and chi-square were used to find associations between
Results: The highest percentage (34%) of the study samples their age group (4-6, 10-12) years respectively
and the age at onset asthma (60%) at (1-3) years. School grade: (68%) of study sample was elementary
schools. Family history: (48%) they had history from grand mothers and fathers. Severity of asthma: (46%)
of study sample have moderate attacks, the highest mean score for the Asthma attack triggers was (2.45);
Change in daily life was (2.14); Family support was (2.71); Satisfaction with daily life was (2.32) and
restriction in participating in physical education class was (2.33). significant correlation and severity of
asthma with having cough because of sudden change in temperature, disturbance of sleep, unpleasant feeling
to be told about asthma and Emergency visit to hospital.
Conclusion: The study concludes asthma has negative Impact on the quality of life style on children at home
and school in various ways.