Real life profile of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients in Turkey

Misirligil Z., ÇIMRIN A. H., Gunen H., ÖZLÜ T., ÇİLLİ A., Akyildiz L., ...More

TUBERKULOZ VE TORAK-TUBERCULOSIS AND THORAX, vol.65, no.3, pp.169-179, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/tt.54065
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.169-179
  • Keywords: Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, Guideline adherence, real-life study, compliance, COMBINATION THERAPY, GUIDELINE ADHERENCE, CIGARETTE-SMOKING, COPD, MANAGEMENT, INFLAMMATION, PERSISTENCE, OUTCOMES, PROGRAM, RISK
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Despite the presentation of similar symptoms, the airway diseases have different underlying pathophysiological processes and must be distinguished to enable the administration of appropriate treatment. In several studies the clinician-and patient-related causes of poor compliance to treatment in asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients have been evaluated. This study aimed to determine the clinical and sociodemographic characteristics of newly diagnosed treatment-naive asthma and COPD patients in Turkey.