TABLE 2

Impact of asthma on psychological wellbeing.

AdultAdolescent#Paediatric#Total
Prominent words associated with asthma %
 Breathlessness/suffocation17.03.02.016.0
 Bad/uncomfortable6.07.05.06.0
 Stress/anxiety5.012.04.05.0
 Fatigue/tiredness4.004.04.0
 Respiration4.06.01.04.0
 Pain/suffering3.07.04.04.0
 Limited3.06.01.03.0
Symptoms during exacerbations %
 Cough59.062.069.060.0
 Daytime wheezing57.062.052.057.0
 Night-time wheezing55.055.057.055.0
 Persistent shortness of breath57.064.043.057.0
 Breathlessness while lying down55.051.043.054.0
 Fatigue52.055.040.052.0
Associated psychological condition %
 Anxiety40.142.039.018.0
 Depression28.230.013.010.0
 Other psychological condition3.0002.0
 None of the above47.054.078.049.0
Overall psychological impact %
 Feel limited because of asthma47.042.025.045.0
 Feel dependent on the medication41.025.023.039.0
 Feel scared because of potential attack34.033.027.033.0
 Able to deal with asthma30.036.034.031.0

#: data for adolescent and paediatric patients were captured through their caregivers.