Physical Activity and Health Related Quality of Life in Relation to Allergic Disease among Adolescents: Results from a Crosssectional Study

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Aim: The overall aim of was to investigate the impact of self-reported
allergic disease on physical activity (PA) and health-related quality of
life (HRQoL) among adolescents.
Methods: A cross-sectional analysis of 1 181 adolescents aged 13-14
years (251 with current allergic disease), participating in the baseline
investigation of the Southern Sweden allergy cohort, including a survey
with questions on wheeze, rhinoconjunctivitis, eczema, PA and HRQoL.
Results: Boys were more physically active than girls (mean total PA
score 6.47 vs. 5.98, possible range 3-9). There were no noticeable
differences in PA among adolescents with and without allergic disease
(p ≥ 0.3 in all comparisons). Clear differences in HRQoL were
observed depending on current or previous symptoms. In particular,
adolescents with both current asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis scored
lower HRQoL than the others.
Conclusions: Our results support the importance of having
health care measures directed towards promoting PA among
adolescents with allergic disease as part of their treatment.
The noticeable impaired HRQoL during pollen season in relation
to self-reported symptoms Observed in the present study warrants
further attention by health care.
Keywords: Adolescent health; Allergy; Asthma; Physical activity;
Health-related quality of life
Abbreviations: The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in
Childhood (ISAAC); The international Physical Activity Questionnaire
(IPAQ); Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL); Pediatric Allergic
Disease Quality of Life Questio


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Externa organisationer
  • Skåne University Hospital
  • Örebro University

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Folkhälsovetenskap, global hälsa, socialmedicin och epidemiologi
TidskriftJournal of Pulmonary Medicine
Utgåva nummer1
StatusPublished - 2021
Peer review utfördJa