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Allergy and Airway: Allergy - Asthma |

Physical and Socioeconomic Impact of Asthma on Patients’ Lives in Tertiary Hospitals in Nigeria

Olufemi Desalu, MBChB; Adeniyi Aladesanmi, MBBS; Cajetan Onyedum; Adekunle Adeoti, MBBS; Aliyu Makusidi, MBBS
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University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.004
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SESSION TITLE: Allergy - Asthma

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: Asthma accounted for 1% of the global burden of disease. The impact of asthma on individuals is often all encompassing, affecting not only physical health, but also social and economic well-being. Social and economic factors are integral to understanding asthma and its care. Objective: To assess the physical, social and economic impact of asthma on the lives of adult patients attending tertiary hospitals in Nigeria.

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