Table 4

Attitudes of survey participants about asthma and allergic rhinitis medications

Attitude expressed

Percentage of patients in agreement with survey questiona


Europe (n = 809)

Asia-Pacific region (n = 810)

Adults (n = 813)

Children (n = 806)


Asthma and/or allergies interfere with day-to-day life

70*

80

74

76

Difficult to treat asthma and allergy conditions effectively at the same time

47*

73

58

62

Concerned about using too much medication for both asthma and allergies

59*

85

65*

79

Concerned about the potential side effects of using corticosteroids for asthma and allergies

76*

92

81*

88

Concerned that an allergy medication that might cause drowsiness

54*

77

64

67

Inconvenient to take different medications for asthma and allergy symptoms

47*

78

63

62

Nasal sprays uncomfortable/unpleasant to treat allergies

52*

65

57

59

Oral medication preferable over nasal spray for allergies

62*

57

60

60


*Significant (P ≤ 0.05) difference between Europe and the Asia-Pacific region or between adults and children.

aAgreement was defined as agree strongly or agree somewhat.

Valovirta and Pawankar BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2006 6(Suppl 1):S3   doi:10.1186/1471-2466-6-S1-S3

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