Title: Predictors of asthma risk – patient characteristics associated with the “frequent exacerbator phenotype”
Lead Investigator: Mike Thomas, University of Southampton
Research Team: TBC shortly
- Hypothesis: there is a frequent-exacerbation phenotype in asthma that results in increased risk of asthma exacerbations. It may be possible to identify patients with this phenotype using routine data collected in primary care.
- To undertake a descriptive analysis of longitudinal patient data. Prescribed oral steroid courses will be mapped for all asthma patients over a 5-year period.
- Investigate individual patient characteristics associated with high and low frequency of asthma exacerbations
- Carry out multivariate modelling to weight individual characteristics and identify a possible composite group of characteristics strongly associated with frequent asthma exacerbations (that could be used to inform a clinical decision support tool)
Status: Due to commence, Spring 2013
Links (these links will become activated as the various study outputs become available):
- Final publications
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