Corticosteroid phobia among parents of asthmatic children


Ozceker D., Uckun U., Islamova D., Tamay Z., Guler N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.60, ss.142-146, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 60 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.24953/turkjped.2018.02.004
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.142-146

Özet

Asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases among children. Its prevalence and morbidity have been rising in recent decades. Pediatric asthma causes a significant burden on families; allergen-avoidance measures, uncontrolled disease, and disease severity which are the major cost predictors of childhood asthma in Turkey. Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are considered as cornerstone medications in asthma management which reduce asthma morbidity and mortality. Our aim was to address corticosteroid phobia in caregivers of asthmatic children and its impact on asthma management.