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The use of reliever medication in asthma: the role of negative mood and symptoms reports

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The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between negative mood, the reporting of asthma symptoms, and the use of short-acting bronchodilators (reliever medication). Forty-two adult asthma patients completed a daily questionnaire over 7 consecutive days. The questionnaire measured negative mood and the number of symptoms patients associated with their asthma. The symptoms included those typical of asthma, as well as nonspecific somatic and distress symptoms. Subjects were also asked to record their daily use of reliever medication and their peak flow values. Data analysis demonstrated that even when controlling for lung function, both asthma symptom labeling and negative mood were related to reliever use. A mediation model suggested that negative mood leads patients to associate a wide range of nonspecific symptoms with their asthma, thereby altering the perception of the severity of the asthma, which in turn influences their use of reliever medication. The results of this study are discussed in relation to asthma self-management strategies.

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Main, Jodie, Moss-Morris, Rona, Booth, Roger, Kaptein, Ad A. and Kolbe, John (2003) The use of reliever medication in asthma: the role of negative mood and symptoms reports Journal of Asthma, 40, (4), pp. 357-365. (doi:10.1081/JAS-120018635).

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Published date: January 2003
Keywords: negative affect, mood, asthma symptoms, compliance, inhaler treatment, relievers, beta-agonists, steroids

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Local EPrints ID: 40273
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/40273
ISSN: 0277-0903
PURE UUID: d69921ba-4b47-45bd-9caf-dbf1dab4552a

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Date deposited: 03 Jul 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:34

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Author: Jodie Main
Author: Rona Moss-Morris
Author: Roger Booth
Author: Ad A. Kaptein
Author: John Kolbe

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