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Title: Allergies in America: A National Survey of Patients with Allergic Rhinitis


1
Allergies in America A Landmark Survey of Nasal
Allergy Sufferers
Conducted by Schulman, Ronca Bucuvalas,
Inc. February 17, 2006
2
Adults Diagnosed with Nasal Allergies Household
Screening
QA. Including yourself, how many persons, aged
18 and older, live in this household (even if
they are not there right now)? QB. Have any of
these persons been diagnosed as having hay fever,
rhinitis, or nasal allergies? QC. How many
persons, 18 or older, in this household have been
diagnosed with hay fever, rhinitis or nasal
allergies? N61,655 adults in 31,470 households

3
Current Nasal Allergies Household Screening
QD. Has this person/have these persons had
symptoms like sneezing, itching, watery eyes,
nasal congestion, or other nasal allergy
symptoms in the past 12 months? QE. Does this
person/do any of these persons take any
medication for their hay fever, rhinitis or nasal
allergies? N6,315 households with allergic
rhinitis
4
Age of Persons with Nasal Allergies
QH. What is the age/ages of the person/persons
with nasal allergies, rhinitis or hay fever?
N7,758 QD3. What is your age?
N2,500
5
Gender of Persons with Nasal Allergies
QH. What is the gender of the
person/persons with nasal allergies, rhinitis or
hay fever? N4,614 QMGEN.
Gender of respondent? N2,500
6
Diagnosed with Nasal Allergies Individual
Screening
QS1A. Has a doctor ever diagnosed you as having
hay fever, rhinitis, or nasal allergies? Base
Persons identified as having been diagnosed and
symptomatic or being treated for nasal allergies
in household screen N3,257
7
Current Nasal Allergies Individual Screening
QS1b. Do you still suffer from hay fever or nasal
allergies? S1c. When was the most recent time
that you experienced hay fever or symptoms of
nasal allergies for a month or longer? QS2. In
the past 12 months, have you taken a
prescription medication to treat your nasal
allergies? N2,933 persons diagnosed
8
General Health Status
Q1. In general, would you say your health is
excellent, very good, good, only fair, poor or
very poor? Unweighted N2,500
9
Asthma and Allergies
Q3c. Have you ever been diagnosed with asthma?
Q3d. Have you had asthma in the past 12 months?
Unweighted N2,500
10
When Diagnosed With Nasal Allergies
Q4. At what age were you first diagnosed with
nasal allergies, rhinitis or hay fever?
Unweighted N2,500
11
Who Diagnosed Nasal Allergies
Q5. What was the medical specialty of the doctor
who diagnosed you with nasal allergies?
Unweighted N2,500
12
Skin and Blood Tests for Allergies
Q6a. Were you given a skin test to see what you
were allergic to? Q6b. Were you given a blood
test to see what you were allergic to?
Unweighted N2,500
13
Seasonal or Persistent Allergies
Q12. Would you describe your nasal allergies as
seasonal or do they occur throughout the year?
Unweighted N2,500
14
Allergy Symptoms Worse During a Particular Season
or Time of Year
Q12. Would you describe your nasal allergies as
seasonal or do they occur throughout the year?
Q13a. In the past 12 months, have your nasal
allergy symptoms been more frequent or worse
during a particular season or time of year?
Unweighted N2,500
15
Season Allergies Are the Worse
Q13b. During what times of the year are your
nasal allergies the worse? Base Worse at certain
times Unweighted N1,778
16
Allergies Worse Outdoors or Inside
Q13c. Are your nasal allergies worse when you
are outdoors or inside, or is it about the same?
Unweighted N2,500
17
Symptoms During Worst Month
Q14. During the worst one month period in the
past year, did you have (symptom) every day, most
days a week, a few days a week, a few days a
month, less than that, or never? Unweighted
N2,500
18
How Bothersome are Symptoms
Q15. When you have nasal allergy attacks, how
bothersome are the following symptoms usually ---
extremely bothersome, moderately bothersome,
slightly bothersome, or not bothersome ?
Unweighted N2,500
19
Most Bothersome Symptom
Q16. Which of these symptoms was the most
bothersome to you? Base Had bothersome
symptoms. Unweighted N2,362
20
Degree of Discomfort from Allergies
Q17. In general, when you have a nasal allergy
attack would you say that your discomfort is
usually something you can ignore, you cant
ignore it, but you can tolerate it, or you cant
tolerate it without relief? Unweighted
N2,500
21
What Triggers Allergy Symptoms
Q19. What things usually trigger or make your
nasal allergy symptoms worse? Unweighted N2,500
22
What Triggers Allergy Symptoms (cont.)
Q19. What things usually trigger or make your
nasal allergy symptoms worse? Unweighted N2,500
23
Employment Status of Persons with Nasal Allergies
D6. Are you currently employed full-time,
employed part-time, in the military, unemployed
and looking for work, retired and not working,
student, homemaker, disabled or too ill to work?
Unweighted N2,500
24
Do Nasal Allergies Keep from Working Full Time
Q21a. Do your nasal allergies keep you from
working full time? Unweighted N2,500
25
Nasal Allergies Stop or Limit Working
Q21a. Do your nasal allergies keep you from
working full time? Q21b. Are you limited in the
kind or amount of work you do because of your
nasal allergies? Unweighted N2,500
26
Missed Work due to Nasal Allergies
Q22a. Have you missed work in the past 12 months
due to your nasal allergies? Base Employed
full time Unweighted N1,315
27
Work Interference from Nasal Allergies
Q22a. Have you missed work in the past 12 months
due to your nasal allergies? Q23a. Aside from
actually missing work, have your nasal allergy
symptoms in the past 12 months interfered with
your performance at work? Base Employed full
time Unweighted N1,315
28
Work Interference due to Allergies
Q23b. On days when you had nasal allergy symptoms
how much did the symptoms interfere with your
ability to do your job? Did the symptoms
interfere a lot, a moderate amount, some, only a
little, or not at all? Base Full time,
Interfered with work Unweighted N547
29
Productivity and Allergies
Mean Productivity
Q24. Thinking about your productivity on a scale
of 0 to 100, where 100 means 100 productivity,
where would you rank your productivity on days
when you dont have nasal allergy symptoms? Q25.
Where would you rank your productivity on the
same scale of 0 to 100 when your nasal
allergies are at their worst? Base Employed
full time Unweighted N1,315
30
Exposed to Allergens at Workplace
N26a. Are you exposed to anything at your
workplace that affects your nasal allergy
symptoms? Base Full time and interferes at
work. Unweighted N511
31
Avoid Activities because of Allergies
Q27a. Do you avoid any activities because of your
nasal allergies? Unweighted N2,500
32
Symptoms During Worst Month
Q30. During allergy season, how often do you feel
(ITEM) frequently, sometimes, rarely or never?
Unweighted N2,500
33
Impact of Allergies on Daily Life
Q31. During allergy season, would you say the
condition impacted your daily life ..?
Unweighted N2,500
34
Nasal Allergy Control in Past Week
Q32. Overall, how well would you say that your
nasal allergies have been controlled in the last
week? Would you say it was completely
controlled, well controlled, somewhat controlled,
poorly controlled, or not controlled at all?
Unweighted N2,500
35
Allergy Symptom Severity in Past Week
Q33. How would you describe your nasal allergies
during the last week? Would you say you had no
symptoms, mild symptoms, moderate symptoms, or
severe symptoms? Unweighted N2,500
36
Other Conditions in the Past Week
Q37. During the last week have you had .?
Unweighted N2,500
37
Usual Source of Medical Care
Q41. Is the place that you usually go for your
overall medical care, medical advice or treatment
a? Unweighted N2,500
38
Primary Health Care Provider
Q41b. Who do you see most often for your health
care, medical advice or treatment ?
Unweighted N2,500
39
Specialty of Doctor Treating Nasal Allergies
Q43. What is the medical specialty of the doctor
that you see most often for your nasal allergies?
Unweighted N2,500
40
Seen Doctor for Nasal Allergies in Past 12 Months
Q42a. Have you seen a health practitioner about
your nasal allergies in the past 12 months?
Unweighted N 2,500
41
Skin Test for Nasal Allergies
Q45a. Has your doctor or health practitioner ever
given you a skin test to see what causes your
nasal allergies? Q45b. When was the most recent
time you had a skin test for your nasal
allergies? Unweighted N 2,500
42
Blood Test for Nasal Allergies
QN46a. Has your doctor or health practitioner
ever given you a blood test to see what causes
your nasal allergies? QN46b. When was the most
recent time you had a blood test for your nasal
allergies? N 2,500
43
Shots for Nasal Allergies
QN47a. Has your doctor or health practitioner
ever given you nasal allergy shots? QN47b.
When was the most recent time you had nasal
allergy shots? Unweighted N 2,500
44
Drops or Extracts for Nasal Allergies
QN47c. Has your doctor or health practitioner
ever given you nasal allergy drops or extracts by
mouth or under the tongue to treat your nasal
allergies? QN47d. When was the most recent time
you had nasal allergy drops or extracts by mouth
or under the tongue? Unweighted N 2,500
45
Shown How to Use Nasal Spray
Q48a. Has a health practitioner ever shown you
how to use a nasal spray for your nasal
allergies? Q48b. When was the most recent time
a health practitioner showed you how to use a
nasal spray for your nasal allergies? Unweighted
N2,500
46
Follow Health Practitioners Advice
Q49. Would you say that you follow your health
practitioners advice on the management and
treatment of your nasal allergies all of the
time, most of the time, some of the time, rarely
or never? Unweighted N2,500

47
Satisfaction with Health Practitioners
Management of Your Allergies
Q51. Overall, how satisfied are you with your
health practitioners management and treatment of
your nasal allergies? Unweighted N2,500

48
Changed Doctors due to Dissatisfaction
Q52a. Have you ever changed doctors because you
were dissatisfied with their management of your
nasal allergies? Unweighted N2,500

49
Seen Specialist for Nasal Allergies
Q54a. Have you seen a specialist about your nasal
allergies in the past 12 months? Unweighted
N2,500
50
Satisfaction with Specialists Management of Your
Allergies
Q54c. Overall, how satisfied are you with your
specialists management and treatment of your
nasal allergies? Base Seen specialist
other than primary doctor in the past year.
Unweighted N265
51
Types of Medications Used for Allergies
Q62. For the current management and treatment of
your nasal allergy symptoms do you use
prescription medications only, non-prescription
medications only, or both? Unweighted N2,500
52
Non-Prescription Medicine for Allergies in Past
4 Weeks
Q63a. In the past 4 weeks, have you used any
over-the-counter, non-prescription medicine to
give you relief from nasal allergy symptoms?
Unweighted N2,500
53
Non-Prescription Medicine for Allergies Recency
of Use
Q63a. In the past 4 weeks, have you used any
over-the-counter, non-prescription medicine to
give you relief from nasal allergy symptoms?
Q63b. When was the most recent time that you used
an over the counter, non- prescription medicine
for relief from nasal allergy symptoms?
Unweighted N2,500
54
Which OTC Medicine Used
Q63c. What is the name of the over-the-counter
medicines you take/took for nasal allergies?
Base Used in past 4 weeks. Unweighted N1,345
55
Satisfaction with Recent OTC Medicine for Nasal
Allergies
Q63f. How satisfied are you with the
over-the-counter medicine you used for your nasal
allergies in the past 4 weeks? Base Used OTC
for nasal allergies in the past 4 weeks.
Unweighted N1,344
56
Prescription Nasal Spray for Allergies in Past 4
Weeks
Q64a. In the past 4 weeks, have you used any
prescription nasal spray for your nasal
allergies? Unweighted N2,500
57
Prescription Nasal Spray for Allergies Recency
of Use
Q64a. In the past 4 weeks, have you used any
prescription nasal sprays for your nasal
allergies? Q64b. When was the most recent time
that you used a prescription nasal spray for your
nasal allergies? Unweighted N2,500
58
Which Prescription Nasal Spray Used
Q64c. What is the name of the prescription nasal
spray you take/took for nasal allergies? Base
Used in past 4 weeks. Unweighted N919
59
How Many Symptoms Relieved by Nasal Spray
Q65. Does your current prescription nasal spray
give you relief from all of your symptoms, most
symptoms, some symptoms, or no symptoms? Base
Use prescription nasal spray. Unweighted N919

60
How Quickly Does it Relieve
Q68. How long does it take for your current
prescription nasal spray to begin giving you
symptom relief? Unweighted N919
61
Does Effectiveness Wear Off
Q69a. Does your current prescription nasal spray
lose effectiveness over the course of the day or
night, or does it remain as effective as when
you first took it? Base Used prescription
nasal spray Unweighted N919

62
When Begins Losing Effectiveness
Q69b. How long after taking your current nasal
allergy medicine does it begin losing
effectiveness? Base Nasal spray loses
effectiveness. Unweighted N440
63
Satisfaction with Recent Rx Nasal Spray for Nasal
Allergies
Q70a. How satisfied are you with the
prescription nasal spray you used for your nasal
allergies in the past 4 weeks? Base Used Rx
nasal spray for nasal allergies in the past 4
weeks. Unweighted N919
64
Satisfaction with Rx Nasal Sprays for Nasal
Allergies
Q70b. In general, how satisfied have you been
with the prescription nasal spray you have used
for your nasal allergies in the past? Base
Ever used Rx nasal spray for nasal allergies.
Unweighted N2,033
65
Reason for Not Using Rx Nasal Spray Recently
Q71. Why havent you used a prescription nasal
spray you take/took for nasal allergies in the
past 4 weeks? Base Used in past but not past 4
weeks. Unweighted N1,156
66
Other Prescriptions for Allergies in Past 4 Weeks
Q72a. Have you taken any other prescription
medications for your nasal allergies in the past
4 weeks? Unweighted N2,500
67
Other Prescription Medicine Used
Q72b. What is the name of the other prescription
medicine you take/took for nasal allergies?
Base Used in past 4 weeks. Unweighted N576
68
How Many Symptoms Relieved by Nasal Spray
Q73. Does this prescription medicine give you
relief from all of your symptoms, most symptoms,
some symptoms, or no symptoms? Base Use other
prescription medicine. Unweighted N576

69
How Quickly Does it Relieve
Q76. How long does it take for this prescription
medicine to begin giving you symptom relief?
Base Use other prescription medicine.
Unweighted N576
70
Does Effectiveness Wear Off
Q77a. Does this prescription medicine lose
effectiveness over the course of the day or
night, or does it remain as effective as when
you first took it? Base Use other
prescription medicine. Unweighted N576

71
When Begins Losing Effectiveness
Q77b. How long after taking this nasal allergy
medicine does it begin losing effectiveness?
Base Other prescription medicine loses
effectiveness. Unweighted N243
72
Satisfaction with Other Prescription Medicine for
Nasal Allergies
Q78. How satisfied are you with the other
prescription medicine you used for your nasal
allergies in the past 4 weeks? Base Used
other prescription medicine for nasal allergies
in the past 4 weeks. Unweighted N576

73
Medicine for Allergies in Past 4 Weeks
Q63a. In the past 4 weeks, have you used any
over-the-counter, non-prescription medicine to
give you relief from nasal allergy symptoms?
Q64a. In the past 4 weeks, have you used any
prescription nasal spray for your nasal
allergies? Q72a. Have you taken any other
prescription medications for your nasal allergies
in the past 4 weeks? Unweighted N2,500
74
Use of Prescription Meds for Nasal Allergies
Q79. Do you take prescription medicines for your
nasal allergies all through the year or only
during the times of the year that your nasal
allergies are the worst? Unweighted N2,500
75
Change Prescription Medicines for Nasal
Allergies
Q81a. How often do you change nasal allergy
medicines ---several times each year, once a
year, every few years, only rarely or never?
Unweighted N2,500
76
Why Changed Medicine for Nasal Allergies
Q81b. Why have you changed nasal allergy
medicines? Anything else? Base Have changed
nasal allergy medicines. Unweighted N1,723
77
Asked Doctor to Change Medication
Q82a. Have you ever asked your doctor to change
your nasal allergy medication because you were
dissatisfied with it? Unweighted N2,500

78
Why Dissatisfied with Nasal Allergy Medicine
Q82c. Why were you dissatisfied with that
medicine? Base Have asked doctor to change
nasal allergy medicines. Unweighted N860
79
How Quickly Supposed to Relieve
Q85. How quickly are prescription medicines
supposed to begin providing symptom relief for
nasal allergies? Unweighted N2,500
80
How Long Supposed to Relieve
Q86. How long are prescription medicines supposed
to provide symptom relief for nasal allergies?
Unweighted N2,500
81
Effectiveness Ever Wore Off before 24 Hours
Q87a. Have you ever found that the effectiveness
of a product that promised 24 hour relief began
wearing off earlier? Unweighted N2,500

82
Effectiveness Wore Off Multiple Products
Q87a. Have you ever found that the effectiveness
of a product that promised 24 hour relief began
wearing off earlier? Q87b. Has this
happened with more than one nasal allergy
product? Unweighted N2,500
83
When Does Effectiveness Wear Off
Q87c. About how long after you started taking it
does a nasal allergy medicines effectiveness
begin wearing off? Base Found nasal allergy
medicine offering 24 hour relief wearing off.
Unweighted N1,461
84
Stopped Taking Because Effectiveness Wore Off
Q87d. Have you ever stopped taking a product for
your nasal allergies because its effectiveness
had worn off?
85
Effectiveness Wears Off Over Time
Q88a. Have you ever found that a products
effectiveness in treating your nasal allergy
symptoms wears off over time even when you are
taking the medicine as prescribed? Q88b. Has this
happened to you with more than one nasal allergy
product? Unweighted N2,500
86
When Does Effectiveness Wear Off
Q88c. About how long after you started taking it
does a nasal allergy medicines effectiveness
begin wearing off even when taken as prescribed?
Base Found nasal allergy medicine wearing off.
Unweighted N1,364
87
Stopped Taking Because Effectiveness Wore Off
Q88d. Have you ever stopped taking a product for
your nasal allergies because its effectiveness
had worn off?
88
Nasal Allergy Meds Cause Nosebleeds
Q89a. Have any of the medicines that you have
taken for your nasal allergy ever caused
nosebleeds? Unweighted N2,500
89
How Bothersome were Nosebleeds
Q89b. How bothersome were those nosebleeds?
Base Medicine caused nosebleeds. Unweighted
N501
90
Side Effects of Allergy Medicines
Q90. How many of the medicines that you have
taken for allergy had the following types of side
effects --- all, most, some, few or none?
Unweighted N2,500
91
How Bothersome are Side Effects
Q91. How bothersome are the following side
effects of nasal allergy medicines --- extremely,
moderately, slightly or not bothersome?
Unweighted N2,500
92
Try to Avoid Certain Medicines
Q100a. Are there any nasal allergy medications
that you try to avoid using? Unweighted N2,500

93
Reason Stopped Taking Nasal Allergy Prescription
Q94. Have you ever stopped taking a nasal allergy
medicine prescribed by your doctor because.
Unweighted N2,500
94
Tell Doctor when Stop Taking Rx Meds
Q95. When you have stopped taking a nasal
allergy medicine for one of these reasons, do you
always tell your doctor right away? Base
Have stopped taking nasal allergy medicine
prescribed by doctor. Unweighted N1,490
95
Get Moneys Worth from Rx Meds
Q97. Overall, do you feel that patients get
their moneys worth out of prescription
medicines for nasal allergies? Unweighted
N2,500
96
Most Important for Nasal Allergy Medicine
Q98. In choosing a nasal allergy medicine,
which would be the most important to you ?
Unweighted N2,500
97
Important for Nasal Allergy Medicine
Q98. In choosing a nasal allergy medicine, which
would be the most important to you ? Q99. What
would be the next most important to you?
Unweighted N2,500
98
How Many Symptoms Relieved for Success
Q101. How many symptoms would a nasal allergy
medicine have to relieve for you to consider it a
successful treatment --- all, most, some, a few
or none? Unweighted N2,500
99
Percent Relief for Success
Q102. On a scale of 0 to 100 percent, what
percent symptom relief would you expect from a
nasal allergy medicine for it to be considered a
successful treatment? Q33. How would you
describe your nasal allergy symptoms in the past
week?
100
How Quickly Must Relieve
Q103. How quickly after taking would a nasal
allergy medicine have to begin relieving symptoms
for you to consider it a successful treatment?
Unweighted N2,500
101
How Long Must Last
Q104. How long after you take a dose of nasal
allergy medicine should symptom relief last for
you to consider it a successful treatment?
Unweighted N2,500
102
Failed to Follow Physician Instructions
Q108. People with nasal allergies sometimes fail
to follow their physicians instructions about
their medicines for allergies. Have you ever
failed to take an allergy medicine as prescribed
because of Unweighted N2,500
103
Allergies Impact on Activities with Children
Q109b. Do your nasal allergies interfere with
activities that you would like to do with the
children? Q109c. Do your nasal allergies ever
make you feel guilty when they interfere with
activities with the children? Base Children
under 18 Unweighted N882
104
Attitudes about Nasal Allergies
Q110. Now I am going to read you a series of
statements. As I read each statement , please
tell me whether you agree strongly, agree
somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly
with the statement. Unweighted N2,500
105
Source of Health Insurance
Q111a. Do you have any sort of health insurance
or health plan to cover your health care costs?
Q111c. Is your coverage under that/those plans
from .. Unweighted N2,500
106
How Much of Prescription Drug Costs Covered
Q111d. How much of the costs of your
prescription drugs is covered by your health plan
--- all, most, some, little or none? Unweighted
N2,500
107
Insurance Restricts Type Of Medicine
Q111f. Does your insurance restrict your doctor
from prescribing specific nasal allergy
medications for you? Unweighted N2,500
108
Need for Patient Education
Q113. How much need do you think there is for
better education of people with nasal allergies
about their condition and its treatment?
Unweighted N2,500
109
Family History of Nasal Allergies
Q116. Do any of the following relatives of yours
have nasal allergies? Unweighted N2,500
110
Pets in the Household
Q117a. Do you have any pets living in your house?
Q117b. What kind of pet or pets? Unweighted
N2,500
111
Smokers in Household
Q118a. Does anyone in your household smoke?
Unweighted N2,500
112
Allergies in America Survey of Health
Professionals
Conducted by Schulman, Ronca Bucuvalas,
Inc. February 28, 2006
113
Study Design
Population Sampling Frame Interview Length Completed Sample
Population Aged 18 National RDD 34.8 minutes 2,500
Cross-section 1/5/06-1/31/06 Cross-section 1/5/06-1/31/06 Cross-section 1/5/06-1/31/06 Cross-section 1/5/06-1/31/06
Health Professional Survey -- Adult Primary Care -- Allergy -- Otolaryngology -- Nurse practitioner -- Physician assistant AMA/AOA Master List 19.4 minutes 100 100 100 50 50
Physician Survey 1/17/06-2/14/06 Physician Survey 1/17/06-2/14/06 Physician Survey 1/17/06-2/14/06 Physician Survey 1/17/06-2/14/06
114
Health Provider Type
Base Total completed interviews N400
115
Primary Ambulatory Care Setting
Q3. In what type of ambulatory care setting do
you spend MOST of your (out-patient) patient care
time during a usual work week? Is it N400
116
Patients Seen on Outpatient Basis
Weekly average
Q4. In an average week, about how many
patients do you see on an outpatient basis? N400
117
Percent of Patients with Rhinitis
Weekly average
Q5. About what percent of the outpatients you
see each week have allergic rhinitis? N400
118
How Bothersome are Symptoms
Q6. For most patients that you see with allergic
rhinitis, how bothersome are their nasal allergy
symptoms? Would you say they are extremely
bothersome, moderately bothersome, slightly
bothersome or not bothersome? N400
119
Most Bothersome Symptoms
Q7. Which of the following nasal allergy
symptoms are most bothersome to your patients?
N400 PQ16. Which of these symptoms was the
most bothersome to you? Base Had bothersome
symptoms. Unweighted N2,362
120
Most Bothersome Symptoms (Cont.)
Q7. Which of the following nasal allergy
symptoms are most bothersome to your patients?
N400 PQ16. Which of these symptoms was the
most bothersome to you? Base Had bothersome
symptoms. Unweighted N2,362
121
Discomfort During Allergy Attack
Q8. In general, would you say that patients
discomfort during a nasal allergy attack is
usually something they can ignore, they cant
ignore it, but they can tolerate it, or they
cant tolerate it without relief? N400 PQ17.
In general, when you have a nasal allergy attack
would you say that your discomfort is usually
something you can ignore, you cant ignore it,
but you can tolerate it, or you cant tolerate it
without relief? Unweighted
N2,500
122
Patients Missing Work due to Rhinitis
Q9. Among your patients with allergic rhinitis
who are employed, how many would you estimate
have missed work in the past 12 months due to
their nasal allergies? N400 PQ22a. Have you
missed work in the past 12 months due to your
nasal allergies? Base Employed full time
Unweighted N1,315
123
Productivity when Nasal Allergies are at Their
Worst
Weekly average
Q10. Thinking about productivity at work on a
scale from 0 to 100, where 100 means 100
productivity, where would you rank the
productivity of persons with allergic rhinitis,
when their nasal allergies are at their worst?
N400 PQ24. Thinking about your productivity on
a scale of 0 to 100, where 100 means 100
productivity, where would you rank your
productivity on days when you dont have nasal
allergy symptoms? PQ25. Where would you rank your
productivity on the same scale of 0 to 100
when your nasal allergies are at their worst?
Base Employed full time Unweighted N1,315
124
Impact of Allergies on Daily Life
Q11. For the average patient with allergic
rhinitis, during allergy season, would you say
the condition impacted their daily life a
lot, impacted their daily life a moderate amount,
impacted their daily life some, impacted their
daily life a little, or does not really impact
their daily life? N400 PQ31. During allergy
season, would you say the condition impacted your
daily life ..? Unweighted N2,500
125
Classification of Nasal Allergies
Weekly average
Q12. Do you classify the severity of nasal
allergies in patients DOCTOR VERSION when you
make the diagnosis PA/NP VERSION when you
initially see them? N400
126
Percent of Patients with Seasonal Allergies
Weekly average
Q13a. What proportion of your patients with nasal
allergies would you classify as having seasonal
rather than perennial allergies? N400 PQ12.
Would you describe your nasal allergies as
seasonal or do they occur throughout the year?
Unweighted N2,500
127
Proportion of Patients Classified by Symptom
Severity
Q13b. What proportion of your patients with nasal
allergies would you classify as having? N400
128
Skin Test to Confirm Diagnosis
Q14. How often do you conduct a skin test,
either in your office or by referral, when making
or confirming a diagnosis of allergic rhinitis?
N400 PQ6a. Were you given a skin test to see
what you were allergic to? Unweighted N2,500
129
Blood Test to Confirm Diagnosis
Q15. How often do you conduct a blood test,
either in your office or by referral, when making
or confirming a diagnosis of allergic rhinitis?
N400 PQ6b. Were you given a blood test to see
what you were allergic to? Unweighted N2,500
130
Allergy Shots to Treat Nasal Allergies
Q16. Among your patients with allergic rhinitis,
do you give allergy shots to or refer patients to
get allergy shots to treat nasal allergies to
all, most, some, a few or none? N400 PQN47a.
Has your doctor or health practitioner ever
given you nasal allergy shots? Unweighted N 2,500
131
Allergy Drops to Treat Nasal Allergies
Q17. Among your patients with allergic rhinitis,
do you give or refer patients to get allergy
drops or extracts by mouth or under the tongue
to treat nasal allergies to all, most, some, a
few or none? N400 PQN47c. Has your doctor or
health practitioner ever given you nasal allergy
drops or extracts by mouth or under the tongue
to treat your nasal allergies? Unweighted N 2,500
132
How Often Show How to Use Nasal Spray
Q18. How often do you show patients how to use a
nasal spray for their nasal allergies?
N400 PQ48a. Has a health practitioner ever
shown you how to use a nasal spray for your nasal
allergies? PQ48b. When was the most recent
time a health practitioner showed you how to use
a nasal spray for your nasal allergies?
Unweighted N2,500
133
How Often Patients Follow Advice
Q19. Would you say that most of your patients
with allergic rhinitis follow your advice on the
management and treatment of nasal allergies?
N400 PQ49. Would you say that you follow your
health practitioners advice on the management
and treatment of your nasal allergies all of
the time, most of the time, some of the time,
rarely or never? Unweighted N2,500
134
Percent of Patients Very Satisfied With Disease
Management
Q20. Approximately, what proportion of your
patients with nasal allergies would you say are
VERY satisfied with the management of their
disease? Would you say N400 PQ51. Overall,
how satisfied are you with your health
practitioners management and treatment of your
nasal allergies? Unweighted N2,500
135
Effect of Medical Treatment on Quality of Life
Q21. How much effect does medical treatment have
on the quality of life for an adult with allergic
rhinitis? N400
136
How Often Patients Change Allergy Medications
Q22. How often do your patients with allergic
rhinitis change allergy medicines sever times
each year, once a year, once every few years,
only rarely or never? N400 PQ81a. How often do
you change nasal allergy medicines ---several
times each year, once a year, every few years,
only rarely or never? Unweighted N2,500
137
Patients Ask to Change Allergy Medicine
Q23a. What proportion of your patients with
allergic rhinitis have asked you to change their
allergy medication because they were
dissatisfied with it all, most , some, only a
few or none? N400 PQ82a. Have you ever asked
your doctor to change your nasal allergy
medication because you were dissatisfied with
it? Unweighted N2,500
138
Reasons for Dissatisfaction with Medicine
Q23b. Why are patients dissatisfied with their
allergy medicine? Unaided question Base Have
asked to change medicine because dissatisfied
N395 PQ82c. Why were you dissatisfied with that
medicine? Base Have asked doctor to change nasal
allergy medicines. Unweighted N860
139
Reasons for Dissatisfaction with Medicine (cont.)
Q23b. Why are patients dissatisfied with their
allergy medicine? Unaided question Base Have
asked to change medicine because dissatisfied
N395 PQ82c. Why were you dissatisfied with that
medicine? Base Have asked doctor to change nasal
allergy medicines. Unweighted N860
140
Most Important Attribute of Allergy Medicine
Q38. In choosing a medicine for nasal
allergies, which would be most important to your
patients? N400 PQ98. In choosing a nasal
allergy medicine, which would be the most
important to you ? Unweighted N2,500
141
Most Important Attributes of Allergy Medicine
Q38. In choosing a medicine for nasal
allergies, which would be most important to your
patients? Q39. What would be next most
important to your patients? N399 PQ98. In
choosing a nasal allergy medicine, which would be
the most important to you ? PQ99. What would
be the next most important to you? Unweighted
N2,500
142
Preferred Medicines for Moderate to Severe
Persistent Allergy Symptoms
Q31. What class or classes of medication is your
preferred choice for adults with moderate to
severe persistent allergy symptoms? Unaided
response N400
143
Preferred Medicines for Moderate to Severe
Persistent Allergy Symptoms (cont.)
Q31. What class or classes of medication is your
preferred choice for adults with moderate to
severe persistent allergy symptoms? Unaided
response N400
144
Patients Using Intra-Nasal Corticosteroids
Q32. What proportion of your patients with
allergic rhinitis are currently using an
intra-nasal corticosteroid for their condition?
N400 PQ64a. In the past 4 weeks, have you used
any prescription nasal sprays for your nasal
allergies? PQ64b. When was the most recent time
that you used a prescription nasal spray for your
nasal allergies? Unweighted N2,500
145
Symptoms Relieved by Intra-nasal Corticosteroids
Q33. Do intra-nasal corticosteroids give most
patients relief from all of their symptoms, most
symptoms, some symptoms, few symptoms, or no
symptoms? N400 PQ65. Does your current
prescription nasal spray give you relief from all
of your symptoms, most symptoms, some symptoms,
or no symptoms? Base Use prescription nasal
spray. Unweighted N919
146
Time for Intra-nasal Corticosteroids Relief
Q34. How long does it take an intra-nasal
corticosteroid to begin giving symptoms relief?
N400 PQ68. How long does it take for your
current prescription nasal spray to begin giving
you symptom relief? Unweighted N919
147
How Long Intra-nasals Provide Relief
24 hours or longer
Q25. How long are intra-nasal corticosteroids
supposed to provide symptoms relief for nasal
allergies? N400
148
Do Intra-nasals Lose Effectiveness
Yes
Q35a. Do intra-nasal corticosteroids lose
effectiveness over the course of the day or
night, or do they remain as effective as when
the patient first took it? N400 PQ69a. Does
your current prescription nasal spray lose
effectiveness over the course of the day or
night, or does it remain as effective as when
you first took it? Base Used prescription
nasal spray Unweighted N919
149
Time Until Intra-nasals Lose Effectiveness
Q35b. How long after taking an intra-nasal
corticosteroid does it begin losing effectiveness
allergies? Base Lose effectiveness over day
and night N139 PQ69b. How long after taking
your current nasal allergy medicine does it begin
losing effectiveness? Base Nasal spray loses
effectiveness. Unweighted N440
150
Intra-Nasal Corticosteroids Wear Off Over Time
Yes
Q27a. Have you ever found that the effectiveness
of intra-nasal corticosteroid products in
treating nasal allergy symptoms wears off over
time, even when taking the medicine as
prescribed? N400
151
Time Until Intra-nasal Corticosteroids Wear Off
Q27b. About how long after the patient starts
taking an intra-nasal corticosteroid does its
effectiveness for allergy symptoms begin wearing
off, even when being taken as prescribed? Base
Effectiveness wears off N213
152
Side Effects of Intranasal Corticosteroids
Q28. How many of the intranasal corticosteroids
for nasal allergies have the following types of
side effects all, most, some, few or none?
N400
153
Patients Avoid Any Intra-Nasal Corticosteroids
Yes
Q29a. Are there any intranasal corticosteroid
medications for nasal allergies that your
patients try to avoid using? N400
154
Reasons Avoid Intranasal Corticosteroids by
Specialty
Q29b. Why do your patients try to avoid
that/those product(s)? N108
155
Satisfaction of Patients with Intra-nasal
Corticosteroids
Q36. In general, how satisfied are your allergic
rhinitis patients with their intra-nasal
corticosteroids? Would you say that they are
very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat
dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? N400 PQ70b.
In general, how satisfied have you been with the
prescription nasal spray you have used for your
nasal allergies in the past? Base Ever used Rx
nasal spray for nasal allergies. Unweighted
N2,033
156
Patients Avoid Using Intra-Nasal Corticosteroids
for Nasal Allergies
Q37a. Do patients avoid using intra-nasal
corticosteroids for their nasal allergies?
N400
157
Reasons Avoid Intra-nasal Corticosteroids
Q37b. Why do they avoid using intra-nasal
corticosteroids for their nasal allergies? Base
Avoid using intra-nasal corticosteroids for
nasal allergies N178 PQ71. Why havent you
used a prescription nasal spray you take/took
for nasal allergies in the past 4 weeks? Base
Used in past but not past 4 weeks. Unweighted
N1,156
158
Reasons Avoid Intra-nasal Corticosteroids (cont.)
Q37b. Why do they avoid using intra-nasal
corticosteroids for their nasal allergies? Base
Avoid using intra-nasal corticosteroids for
nasal allergies N178 PQ71. Why havent you
used a prescription nasal spray you take/took
for nasal allergies in the past 4 weeks? Base
Used in past but not past 4 weeks. Unweighted
N1,156
159
Number of Symptoms Relieved for Success
Q40. How many symptoms would an intranasal
corticosteroid have to relieve for you to
consider it a successful treatment all, most,
some, a few or none? N400 PQ101. How many
symptoms would a nasal allergy medicine have to
relieve for you to consider it a successful
treatment --- all, most, some, a few or none?
Unweighted N2,500
160
Percent Symptom Relief for Success
Mean
Q41. On a scale of 0 to 100 percent, what percent
symptom relief would you expect from an
intra-nasal corticosteroid for it to be
considered a successful treatment? N400 PQ102.
On a scale of 0 to 100 percent, what percent
symptom relief would you expect from a nasal
allergy medicine for it to be considered a
successful treatment? Unweighted N2,500
161
How Quick Symptom Relief for Success
Mean number of hours
Q42. How quickly after taking would an
intra-nasal corticosteroid have to begin
relieving symptoms for you to consider it a
successful treatment? N400
162
Time Intra-nasals Last for Success
Wanting 24-hours or longer ()
Q43. How long after taking a dose of intra-nasal
corticosteroid should symptom relief last for you
to consider it a successful treatment? N400
163
Opinions About Nasal Allergies
Q44. Now I am going to read you a series of
statements. As I read each statement, please tell
me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat,
disagree somewhat or disagree strongly with the
statement. N400 PQ110. Now I am going to read
you a series of statements. As I read each
statement , please tell me whether you agree
strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or
disagree strongly with the statement. Unweighted
N2,500
164
Patients Get Monies Worth from Rx Medicines
Yes
Q30. Overall, do your patients feel they get
their moneys worth out of prescription medicines
for nasal allergies? N400 PQ97. Overall, do
you feel that patients get their moneys worth
out of prescription medicines for nasal
allergies? Unweighted N2,500
165
Need for Better Education of Patients
Q45. How much need do you think there is for
better education of PEOPLE WITH NASAL ALLERGIES
about their condition and its treatment? Do you
think there is a N400 PQ113. How much need do
you think there is for better education of people
with nasal allergies about their condition and
its treatment? Unweighted N2,500
166
Aware of Professional Guidelines
Yes
Q46a. Are you aware of any professional
guidelines for the diagnosis and management of
allergic rhinitis? N400
167
Publisher of Guidelines
Q46b. Who publishes those guidelines? Base
Aware of Guidelines N260
168
Publisher of Guidelines (cont.)
Q46b. Who publishes those guidelines? Base
Aware of Guidelines N260
169
Graduation Year
D1. In what year did you DOCTOR VER graduate
from Medical or Osteopathic school NP/PH VER
receive your license as a physician assistant?
N400
170
Continuing Medical Education
Yes
D2. Have you taken any continuing medical
education (CME) courses related to the management
and treatment of allergic rhinitis DOCTOR VER
since medical school PA/NP VER since receiving
your license? N400
171
Primary Practice Location
D3. Is your primary practice located in a
central city, a suburb, a small city, a town or a
rural area? N400
172
Gender
D4. Gender N400
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