Influence of house dust mite impermeable covers on health-related quality of life of adult patients with asthma: results of a randomized clinical trial

L. van den Bemt, M.P. de Vries, S.G.M. Cloosterman, B.P.A. Thoonen, J.W.M. Muris, M.E.J.B. Goossens, G.J. Wesseling, C.P. van Schayck

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of house dust mite impermeable covers on asthma-specific health-related quality of life in adult asthmatic patients that were trained in guided self-management. In a 2-year randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial, information on the quality of life was collected. The improvement of Mini Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ) score in the allergens-avoidance group (0.26) was comparable to the improvement in the placebo group (0.30) and not significant. HDM-impermeable covers for pillows, duvets, and mattresses did not result in improved health-related quality of life.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)843-848
JournalJournal of Asthma
Volume44
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

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