The socio-economic burden of childhood asthma has not been assessed in India.
We interviewed parents of asthmaticd 85 children in the age group of 6-17 years who were suffering from asthma.
Socio-economic burden of asthma was assessed by using Pai and Kapur's interview schedule and the results were analyzed by using Chi square, Student's « t » and Pearson's product movement correlation coefficient.
Severe burden was experienced by the family in 25.9% cases.
Total burden score was significantly associated with severity of asthma (p<0.001) and socio economic status of the family (p<0.01).
Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Enfant, Homme, Inde, Asie, Economie santé, Analyse coût, Milieu familial, Evaluation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Obstructive pulmonary disease, Respiratory disease, Child, Human, India, Asia, Health economy, Cost analysis, Family environment, Evaluation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0173016
Code Inist : 002B11B. Création : 09/06/1995.