Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
BioMed Research International
Volume 2016, Article ID 5186765, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/5186765
Research Article

Importance of Quality of Life for Adherence to Sublingual Immunotherapy

1Institute of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Epidemiology, University of Cologne, Lindenburger Allee 42, 50931 Cologne, Germany
2Pediatric Practice for Pneumology/Allergology, Wilhelmshöher Allee 109, 34121 Kassel, Germany

Received 12 February 2016; Revised 18 April 2016; Accepted 23 June 2016

Academic Editor: Hiroto Matsuse

Copyright © 2016 Marie-Luise Lemberg et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. G. W. Canonica, J. Bousquet, T. Casale et al., “Sub-lingual immunotherapy: World Allergy Organization position paper,” World Allergy Organization Journal, vol. 2, pp. 223–281, 2009. View at Google Scholar
  2. A. M. Laury, R. J. Schlosser, and S. K. Wise, “Sublingual immunotherapy and quality of life,” Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 252–255, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. B. G. Bender and J. Oppenheimer, “The special challenge of nonadherence with sublingual immunotherapy,” Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 152–155, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. G. Senna, C. Lombardi, G. W. Canonica, and G. Passalacqua, “How adherent to sublingual immunotherapy prescriptions are patients? The manufacturers' viewpoint,” Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol. 126, no. 3, pp. 668–669, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. J. Sieber, S. De Geest, K. Shah-Hosseini, and R. Mösges, “Medication persistence with long-term, specific grass pollen immunotherapy measured by prescription renewal rates,” Current Medical Research and Opinion, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 855–861, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. E. Savi, S. Peveri, G. Senna, and G. Passalacqua, “Causes of SLIT discontinuation and strategies to improve the adherence: a pragmatic approach,” Allergy, vol. 68, no. 9, pp. 1193–1195, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. G. Passalacqua, F. Frati, P. Puccinelli et al., “Adherence to sublingual immunotherapy: the allergists' viewpoint,” Allergy, vol. 64, no. 12, pp. 1796–1797, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. S. Scurati, F. Frati, G. Passalacqua, P. Puccinelli, C. Hilaire, and C. Incorvaia, “Adherence issues related to sublingual immunotherapy as perceived by allergists,” Journal of Patient Preference and Adherence, vol. 4, pp. 141–145, 2010. View at Google Scholar
  9. S. Radulovic, D. Wilson, M. Calderon, and S. Durham, “Systematic reviews of sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT),” Allergy, vol. 66, no. 6, pp. 740–752, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. G. W. Canonica, L. Cox, R. Pawankar et al., “Sublingual immunotherapy: World Allergy Organization position paper 2013 update,” World Allergy Organization Journal, vol. 7, no. 1, article 6, pp. 1–52, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. E. O. Meltzer, M. S. Blaiss, M. J. Derebery et al., “Burden of allergic rhinitis: results from the Pediatric Allergies in America survey,” Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol. 124, no. 3, pp. S43–S70, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. S. Rak, W. H. Yang, M. R. Pedersen, and S. R. Durham, “Once-daily sublingual allergen-specific immunotherapy improves quality of life in patients with grass pollen-induced allergic rhinoconjunctivitis: a double-blind, randomised study,” Quality of Life Research, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 191–201, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. M. Bullinger and I. Kirchberger, SF-36 Fragebogen zum Gesundheitszustand, Hogrefe, Göttingen, Germany, 1998.
  14. B. Gandek, J. E. Ware, N. K. Aaronson et al., “Cross-validation of item selection and scoring for the SF-12 Health Survey in nine countries: results from the IQOLA Project,” Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, vol. 51, no. 11, pp. 1171–1178, 1998. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. E. F. Juniper, “Measuring health-related quality of life in rhinitis,” Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol. 99, no. 2, pp. S742–S749, 1997. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. B. Leynaert, C. Neukirch, R. Liard, J. Bousquet, and F. Neukirch, “Quality of life in allergic rhinitis and asthma. A population-based study of young adults,” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, vol. 162, no. 4, pp. 1391–1396, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. M. A. Testa and D. C. Simonson, “Assessment of quality-of-life outcomes,” The New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 334, no. 13, pp. 835–840, 1996. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. M. A. Kiel, E. Röder, R. Gerth Van Wijk, M. J. Al, W. C. J. Hop, and M. P. M. H. Rutten-Van Mölken, “Real-life compliance and persistence among users of subcutaneous and sublingual allergen immunotherapy,” Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol. 132, no. 2, pp. 353–360, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. C. Infante-Rivard and L. Jacques, “Empirical study of parental recall bias,” American Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 152, no. 5, pp. 480–486, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. A. Antico, “Long-term adherence to sublingual therapy: literature review and suggestions for management strategies based on patients' needs and preferences,” Clinical & Experimental Allergy, vol. 44, no. 11, pp. 1314–1326, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. C. Incorvaia, M. Mauro, G. Leo, and E. Ridolo, “Adherence to sublingual immunotherapy,” Current Allergy and Asthma Reports, vol. 16, no. 2, article 12, pp. 1–5, 2016. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus