Asthma Symptom Burden: Relationship to Asthma Severity and Anxiety and Depression Symptoms


Authors:Katon, W.J., Richardson, Russo, J., L., Lozano, P. and McCauley, E.
The same line-up (almost) generate a telephone interview survey to identify the co-morbidity of anxiety and asthma. With a sample of 125 the authors conclude that co-morbidities of anxiety or depression with asthma leads to more symptoms and more severity of symptoms in youth with asthma. Small sample size and self-reports do not create a high degree of reliability that the author conclusions are beyond refutation.