View : 97 Download: 0

Impact of Cough and Unmet Needs in Chronic Cough: A Survey of Patients in Korea

Title
Impact of Cough and Unmet Needs in Chronic Cough: A Survey of Patients in Korea
Authors
Kang, Sung-YoonWon, Ha-KyeongLee, Sang MinKwon, Jae-WooKim, Min-HyeJo, Eun-JungLee, Seung-EunKim, Sae-NoonChang, Yoon-SeokLee, Sang PyoLee, Byung-JaeCho, Sang-NeonBirring, Surinder S.Song, Woo-Jung
Ewha Authors
김민혜
Issue Date
2019
Journal Title
LUNG
ISSN
0341-2040JCR Link

1432-1750JCR Link
Citation
LUNG vol. 197, no. 5, pp. 635 - 639
Keywords
Chronic coughQuality of lifeUnmet needsQuestionnaire survey
Publisher
SPRINGER
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
Purpose Chronic cough is a common problem in various populations. The present study assessed the impact of cough and unmet needs in Korean patients with chronic cough. Methods This cross-sectional multi-center study enrolled adult patients newly referred to clinic for assessment of chronic cough. A second group of patients with unexplained chronic cough following detailed assessment were recruited for comparison. Patients completed self-reported questionnaires, including cough characteristics, impact of cough on daily life, and unmet needs. Results A total of 447 subjects were recruited from six referral clinics, including 408 with chronic cough and 39 with unexplained chronic cough. Almost all patients reported that cough impacted their daily lives. Psychosocial impacts were more evident in unexplained cough patients compared to newly referred patients. Approximately 75% of newly referred patients had previously sought medical care for cough on multiple occasions, but the effectiveness of treatment was limited (70.3%) or absent (17.3%). The most frequent unmet need was the ineffectiveness of treatment (49.3%), followed by unclear diagnosis (30.1%). The majority of participants ( > 80%) expressed the need for further information on accessing cough specialists and disease management. The main problem faced by unexplained cough patients was poor cough control despite treatment (64%). Conclusions Chronic cough has a substantial impact on daily life and is worst in those whose cough remains unexplained following assessment. Ineffectiveness of treatment and unclear diagnosis were major unmet needs. Medical information about chronic cough was also lacking. Improvements in the management of chronic cough patients in Korea are necessary.
DOI
10.1007/s00408-019-00258-9
Appears in Collections:
의과대학 > 의학과 > Journal papers
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Export
RIS (EndNote)
XLS (Excel)
XML


qrcode

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

BROWSE