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Adherence to follow-up recommendations in asthma
  1. R van Gent1,
  2. G de Meer2,3,
  3. M M Rovers4,
  4. J L L Kimpen5,
  5. C K van der Ent6,
  6. L E M van Essen7
  1. 1
    Máxima Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Veldhoven, The Netherlands
  2. 2
    Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS), Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  3. 3
    Department of Health Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  4. 4
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care and Department of Pediatrics, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
  5. 5
    Pediatric Infectious Disease, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
  6. 6
    Pediatric Pulmonology, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
  7. 7
    Asthma Center Heideheuvel, Department of Pediatrics, Hilversum, The Netherlands
  1. Dr R van Gent, Máxima Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, PO Box 7777, 5500 MB, Veldhoven, The Netherlands; R.vanGent{at}mmc.nl

Abstract

A cross-sectional study showed that 130 out of 1758 (8%) primary school children without a previous asthma diagnosis had undiagnosed asthma. Thirty-eight per cent of their parents refused to visit a general practitioner for this disorder. Factors associated with the refusal were high maternal education, mild symptoms and absence of airway reversibility.

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  • Competing interests: None.

  • Funding: None.

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