1- MACVIA-France, Contre les Maladies Chroniques pour un VIeillissement Actif en France European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing Reference Site, Montpellier, France
2- INSERM U 1168, VIMA: Ageing and Chronic Diseases, Epidemiological and Public Health Approaches, Villejuif, France
3- Universite Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, UMR-S 1168, Montigny le Bretonneux, France
4- iQ4U Consultants Ltd, London, UK
5- Kyomed, Montpellier, France
- European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Position paper
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Allergic rhinitis often impairs social life and performance. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess the impact of uncontrolled rhinitis assessed by visual analogue score (VAS) on work productivity using cell phone data collection.
A mobile phone app (Allergy Diary, Android and Apple stores) collects daily visual analogue scales (VAS) data for overall allergic symptoms (VAS-global measured), nasal (VAS-nasal), ocular (VASocular), asthma symptoms (VAS-asthma) and work (VAS-work). A combined nasal-ocular score is calculated. Allergy Diary is available in 20 countries. The App includes the Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Allergic Specific Questionnaire (WPAI:AS) questionnaire in 6 EU countries. All consecutive users who filled the VAS-work from June 1 to October 31, 2016 were included in the study. A total of 1,136 users filled in 5,818 days of VAS-work. Symptoms of allergic rhinitis were controlled (VAS-global<20) in approximately 60% of days. In users with uncontrolled rhinitis, approximately 90% had some work impairment and over 50% had severe work impairment (VASwork>50). There was a significant correlation between VAS-global calculated and VAS-work (Rho=0.83, p<0.00001, Spearman rank test). In 144 users, there was a significant correlation between VAS-work and WPAI:AS (Rho=0.53, p<0.0001).
Palavras Chave: App, ARIA, Rhinitis, work productivity, WPAIA:AS