Managing chronic rhinosinusitis and respiratory disease: a qualitative study of triggers and interactions

Erskine, Sally, Notley, Caitlin ORCID:, Wilson, Andrew and Philpott, Carl ORCID: (2015) Managing chronic rhinosinusitis and respiratory disease: a qualitative study of triggers and interactions. Journal of Asthma, 52 (6). pp. 600-605. ISSN 0277-0903

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Objective: The aim of this analysis is to explore views of patients with CRS (chronic rhinosinusitis) about of the aetiology of their respiratory symptoms and the relationship between upper and lower respiratory symptoms. Methods: This study is part of a larger mixed methods study investigating the epidemiology of CRS which comprises a questionnaire study of patients with CRS and controls and a qualitative study of 21 patients with CRS. Semi structured qualitative interviews were undertaken these patients; 11 male, 10 female. 12 patients had asthma. Patients were recruited from a tertiary outpatient rhinology clinic. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and analysed using thematic analysis using Nvivo software. Several important and recurring themes were highlighted. Results: Patients described many perceived triggering factors and an interaction between upper and lower respiratory tract symptoms. They felt that their symptoms could be managed more holistically. Conclusions: Concerns about triggers of respiratory symptoms and interactions between upper and lower respiratory symptoms are of significant concern to patients. These should be appropriately managed and acknowledged in formal treatment pathways, for example through the use of combined ENT/respiratory clinics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: allergy,clinical practice guideline,patient care management,respiratory tract diseases ,rhinitis
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2014 10:02
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 00:21
DOI: 10.3109/02770903.2014.995308

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