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dc.contributor.authorBelachew, Sewunet Admasu
dc.contributor.authorErku, Daniel Asfaw
dc.contributor.authorYimenu, Dawit Kumilachew
dc.contributor.authorGebresillassie, Begashaw Melaku
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-23T23:30:03Z
dc.date.available2020-09-23T23:30:03Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn2054-7064en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s40733-018-0044-7en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/397851
dc.description.abstractBackground: Recurrent exacerbations in patients with moderate or severe asthma are the major causes of morbidity, mortality and medical expenditure. Identifying predictors of frequent asthma attack might offer the fertile ground of asthma management. However, systematic data on asthma management is scarce in Ethiopia. Objective: The purpose of the present study was to determine predictors of acute asthma attack in patients with asthma attending emergency department of University of Gondar Comprehensive Specialized Hospital (UOGCSH) in Gondar, northwestern Ethiopia. Methods: An institutional-based cross-sectional self-administered survey was conducted on 108 asthmatic patients who came to the emergency department of UOGCSH following acute asthma attack. Data were collected through interviewer administered questionnaire. Logistic regression was done to see the possible association of potential factors that may lead to asthma exacerbation. Result: About half of the respondents (51.9%) were female and one third of patients (38.9%) were within the age range of between 46 and 60 years. The leading potential predictor were frequent exposure to various ongoing allergen (68.5%) followed by revelation to occupational sensitizers (67.6%). Chronic sinusitis (AOR = 3.532, 95% CL = 1.116-11.178), obstructive sleep apnea (AOR = 3.425, 95% CL = 1.255-9.356) and psychological disfunctioning (3.689 (1.327-10.255)) were among the significantly associated factors of acute asthma exacerbation. Conclusions: Now days, the backbone for long-term asthma management is to prevent exacerbations. Chronic sinusitis, obstructed sleep apnea and psychosocial dysfunction were originated to be considerably linked with repeated exacerbations of asthma. Among those significantly associated predictors, obstructed sleep apnea were the most prevalent one.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLCen_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalErku440515Publisheden_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume4en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103en_US
dc.subject.keywordsAsthma exacerbationen_US
dc.subject.keywordsEthiopiaen_US
dc.subject.keywordsFactorsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsGondaren_US
dc.subject.keywordsHospitalen_US
dc.titleAssessment of predictors for acute asthma attack in asthmatic patients visiting an Ethiopian hospital: are the potential factors still a threat?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBelachew, SA; Erku, DA; Yimenu, DK; Gebresillassie, BM, Assessment of predictors for acute asthma attack in asthmatic patients visiting an Ethiopian hospital: are the potential factors still a threat?, Erku440515Published, 2018, 4 (1)en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-07-06
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.date.updated2020-09-23T23:06:36Z
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