ERIC Number: EJ899117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Reference Count: 27
Academic Functioning and Quality of Life of Children and Adolescents with Allergic Rhinitis--Part I
McCabe, Paul C.
Communique, v37 n1 p1, 8-10 Sep 2008
This article is the first of a two-part series on allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis, which includes seasonal allergies, has been considered by physicians, parents, and the general public as a mild, transitory nuisance for children and adults that is easily remedied with over-the-counter or prescription medications. Recent research, however, suggests that allergic rhinitis is more pervasive and deleterious than previously recognized. In addition, medications used to treat allergic rhinitis can have side effects that impact alertness, attention, memory, and physical growth. This article reviews the definition of allergic rhinitis; research on the physiological, educational, and psychological sequelae; and treatments with attention to side effects that affect learning and behavior in schools.
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Allergy, Definitions, Epidemiology, Etiology, Physiology, Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, Academic Achievement, Attention, Mental Health, Student Behavior
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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