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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 5
First page : ( 518) Last page : ( 520)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00097.4

Health Related Quality of Life Measurement in Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Maheshwari P., Somasundaram I.*

Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, VISTAS, Vels University, Chennai, 600117, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: somous0926@gmail.com

Online published on 21 June, 2016.


Aim and Objectives

The purpose of this study is to enhance patient compliance and awareness. To assess the health related quality of life among the patients with Asthma and COPD and improve the patient compliance.

Materials and Methods

A Prospective study has been carried out for a period of 6 months (August 2015 to January 2016) at the ESI hospital, Ayanavaram, Chennai. 50 patients who are diagnosed with Asthma and COPD are selected (N=50), based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Their case sheets are thoroughly studied. Health related quality of life of patients was assessed by using quaternary.

Result and Discussion

A total of 50 patients were collected. Out of 50 patients male (31) 62%, female (19) 38%. In the age of 18–25 years (2) 4%, in the age of 26–35 years (6) 12%, in the age of 36–45 years (9) 18%, in the age of >46 years (33) 66%. Duration of Illness 5 days (30) 60% of patients, Duration of Illness 10 days (13) 26% of patients, Duration of Illness 15 Days (7) 14% of patients. Regular follow up with clinic, follow up (18) 36% of patients, no follow up (32) 64%. Education about asthma and COPD (24) 48%, un Education about asthma and COPD (26) 52%. Education about medication (15) 30%, un Education about medication (35) 70%. Emergency department visits less than three times (30) 60%, Emergency department visits more than three times (20) 40%.


Study concluded that the pharmacist play an important role by providing the counseling which has shown a positive impact on health care. This study justifies the influence of pharmacist provided patient counseling on therapeutic outcomes and overall quality of life.



Asthma quality of life questionnaire, Asthma, COPD, Health-related quality of life.


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