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Perception and control of allergic rhinitis in primary care

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Perception of a chronic illness is a driver of patient behaviour that may impact treatment outcomes. The cross-sectional PETRA study was designed to describe the links between disease perception, patient behaviour and treatment outcomes in adults with allergic rhinitis (AR). Overall, 687 French general practitioners (GPs) included 1929 analysable patients (mean age: 39 years; intermittent/persistent symptoms: 46.2/52.3%). Of the patients, 14.1% had also been diagnosed with asthma; 71.7% had uncontrolled AR (ARCT score < 20), and 53.6% had a good perception of their illness (BIPQ score < 5). Factors significantly associated with poor perception of AR were ENT (ear/nose/throat) complications, nasal pruritus, uncontrolled AR and asthma. A strong negative correlation was observed between the BIPQ and ARCT scores: the poorer the patient's perception, the less the AR was controlled. Although no causal relationship could be drawn, GP-driven improvement of AR perception could lead to better control of symptoms. npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine (2020) 30:37 ; https://doi.
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hal-02960232 , version 1 (07-10-2020)

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Pascal Demoly, Isabelle Bossé, Pascal Maigret. Perception and control of allergic rhinitis in primary care. Npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 2020, 30 (1), ⟨10.1038/s41533-020-00195-8⟩. ⟨hal-02960232⟩
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