The Patient Voice Allergy Survey included 3562 patients with allergic rhinitis (16 years and older):
- 50% of the responders reported symptoms lasting more than one season
- Preventive household adjustments were perceived as expensive with little benefit
- Sleep and emotional life were affected by allergic rhinitis
- 25% reported dissatisfaction with current allergic rhinitis medications.
The voice of the patients: allergic rhinitis is not a trivial disease. Current Opinion in Allergy & Clinical Immunology. 8(1):1-9, February 2008. Valovirta, Erkka et al.