THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE REPORTS FROM ASTHMATIC CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS ABOUT THE EFFECT OF ASTHMA ON THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE IN PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL-BENGHAZI-LIBYA
Introduction: Childhood asthma is a serious health problem that results in impairment of physical and social life of the affected children. Objective: The current study identifies the effect of asthma on asthmatic children quality of life and also to assess the differences between child's and parents' report about the effect of the asthma on the child's physical health, child's emotional health and child's activity. Method: A cross-sectional, descriptive, quantitative study was carried out where about Sixty-four participants of asthmatic children with their parents that were attached at Pediatric Hospital in Benghazi have been recruited and asked to complete Children of Health Survey for Asthma (CHSA) instruments. Results and Conclusion: The results showed that asthma relatively affects children’s physical health, activities and emotional health. Also, the results showed that there were significant differences in child's and parent report regarding the effect of asthma in child's quality of life.