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Supported by:

Allergies in America:A Landmark Survey of Nasal Allergy Sufferers

Conducted by

Schulman, Ronca & Bucuvalas, Inc.

February 17, 2006

adults diagnosed with nasal allergies household screening
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? N=61,655 adults in 31,470 households

current nasal allergies household screening
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? N=6,315 households with allergic rhinitis

age of persons with nasal allergies
Age of Persons with Nasal Allergies

QH. What is the age/ages of the person/persons with nasal allergies, rhinitis or hay fever? N=7,758 QD3. What is your age? N=2,500

gender of persons with nasal allergies
Gender of Persons with Nasal Allergies

QH. What is the gender of the person/persons with nasal allergies, rhinitis or hay fever? N=4,614 QMGEN. Gender of respondent? N=2,500

diagnosed with nasal allergies individual screening
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 N=3,257

current nasal allergies individual screening
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? N=2,933 persons diagnosed

general health status
General Health Status

Q1. In general, would you say your health is excellent, very good, good, only fair, poor or very poor?

Unweighted N=2,500

asthma and allergies
Asthma and Allergies

Q3c. Have you ever been diagnosed with asthma?

Q3d. Have you had asthma in the past 12 months? Unweighted N=2,500

when diagnosed with nasal allergies
When Diagnosed With Nasal Allergies

Q4. At what age were you first diagnosed with nasal allergies, rhinitis or hay fever? Unweighted N=2,500

who diagnosed nasal allergies
Who Diagnosed Nasal Allergies

Q5. What was the medical specialty of the doctor who diagnosed you with nasal allergies? Unweighted N=2,500

skin and blood tests for allergies
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 N=2,500

seasonal or persistent allergies
Seasonal or Persistent Allergies

Q12. Would you describe your nasal allergies as seasonal or do they occur throughout the year?

Unweighted N=2,500

allergy symptoms worse during a particular season or time of year
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 N=2,500

season allergies are the worse
Season Allergies Are the Worse

Q13b. During what times of the year are your nasal allergies the worse? Base: Worse at certain times

Unweighted N=1,778

allergies worse outdoors or inside
Allergies Worse Outdoors or Inside

Q13c. Are your nasal allergies worse when you are outdoors or inside, or is it about the same?

Unweighted N=2,500

symptoms during worst month
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 N=2,500

how bothersome are symptoms
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 N=2,500

most bothersome symptom
Most Bothersome Symptom

Q16. Which of these symptoms was the most bothersome to you? Base: Had bothersome symptoms.

Unweighted N=2,362

degree of discomfort from allergies
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 can’t ignore it, but you can tolerate it, or you can’t tolerate it without relief? Unweighted N=2,500

what triggers allergy symptoms
What Triggers Allergy Symptoms

Q19. What things usually trigger or make your nasal allergy symptoms worse? Unweighted N=2,500

what triggers allergy symptoms cont
What Triggers Allergy Symptoms (cont.)

Q19. What things usually trigger or make your nasal allergy symptoms worse? Unweighted N=2,500

employment status of persons with nasal allergies
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 N=2,500

do nasal allergies keep from working full time
Do Nasal Allergies Keep from Working Full Time

Q21a. Do your nasal allergies keep you from working full time? Unweighted N=2,500

nasal allergies stop or limit working
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 N=2,500

missed work due to nasal allergies
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 N=1,315

work interference from nasal allergies
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 N=1,315

work interference due to allergies
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 N=547

productivity and allergies
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 don’t 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 N=1,315

exposed to allergens at workplace
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 N=511

avoid activities because of allergies
Avoid Activities because of Allergies

Q27a. Do you avoid any activities because of your nasal allergies? Unweighted N=2,500

symptoms during worst month32
Symptoms During Worst Month

Q30. During allergy season, how often do you feel (ITEM) – frequently, sometimes, rarely or never?

Unweighted N=2,500

impact of allergies on daily life
Impact of Allergies on Daily Life

Q31. During allergy season, would you say the condition impacted your daily life …..? Unweighted N=2,500

nasal allergy control in past week
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 N=2,500

allergy symptom severity in past week
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 N=2,500

other conditions in the past week
Other Conditions in the Past Week

Q37. During the last week have you had ………….? Unweighted N=2,500

usual source of medical care
Usual Source of Medical Care

Q41. Is the place that you usually go for your overall medical care, medical advice or treatment a……? Unweighted N=2,500

primary health care provider
Primary Health Care Provider

Q41b. Who do you see most often for your health care, medical advice or treatment ……? Unweighted N=2,500

specialty of doctor treating nasal allergies
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 N=2,500

seen doctor for nasal allergies in past 12 months
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

skin test for nasal allergies
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

blood test for nasal allergies
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

shots for nasal allergies
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

drops or extracts for nasal allergies
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

shown how to use nasal spray
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 N=2,500

follow health practitioner s advice
Follow Health Practitioner’s Advice

Q49. Would you say that you follow your health practitioner’s 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 N=2,500

satisfaction with health practitioner s management of your allergies
Satisfaction with Health Practitioner’s Management of Your Allergies

Q51. Overall, how satisfied are you with your health practitioner’s management and treatment of your nasal allergies? Unweighted N=2,500

changed doctors due to dissatisfaction
Changed Doctors due to Dissatisfaction

Q52a. Have you ever changed doctors because you were dissatisfied with their management of your nasal allergies? Unweighted N=2,500

seen specialist for nasal allergies
Seen Specialist for Nasal Allergies

Q54a. Have you seen a specialist about your nasal allergies in the past 12 months? Unweighted N=2,500

satisfaction with specialist s management of your allergies
Satisfaction with Specialist’s Management of Your Allergies

Q54c. Overall, how satisfied are you with your specialist’s management and treatment of your nasal allergies? Base: Seen specialist other than primary doctor in the past year. Unweighted N=265

types of medications used for allergies
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 N=2,500

non prescription medicine for allergies in past 4 weeks
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 N=2,500

non prescription medicine for allergies recency of use
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 N=2,500

which otc medicine used
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 N=1,345

satisfaction with recent otc medicine for nasal allergies
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 N=1,344

prescription nasal spray for allergies in past 4 weeks
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 N=2,500

prescription nasal spray for allergies recency of use
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 N=2,500

which prescription nasal spray used
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 N=919

how many symptoms relieved by nasal spray
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 N=919

how quickly does it relieve
How Quickly Does it Relieve

Q68. How long does it take for your current prescription nasal spray to begin giving you symptom relief?

Unweighted N=919

does effectiveness wear off
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 N=919

when begins losing effectiveness
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 N=440

satisfaction with recent rx nasal spray for nasal allergies
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 N=919

satisfaction with rx nasal sprays for nasal allergies
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 N=2,033

reason for not using rx nasal spray recently
Reason for Not Using Rx Nasal Spray Recently

Q71. Why haven’t 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 N=1,156

other prescriptions for allergies in past 4 weeks
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 N=2,500

other prescription medicine used
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 N=576

how many symptoms relieved by nasal spray68
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 N=576

how quickly does it relieve69
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 N=576

does effectiveness wear off70
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 N=576

when begins losing effectiveness71
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 N=243

satisfaction with other prescription medicine for nasal allergies
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 N=576

medicine for allergies in past 4 weeks
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 N=2,500

use of prescription meds for nasal allergies
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 N=2,500

change prescription medicines for nasal allergies
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 N=2,500

why changed medicine for nasal allergies
Why Changed Medicine for Nasal Allergies

Q81b. Why have you changed nasal allergy medicines? Anything else? Base: Have changed nasal allergy medicines. Unweighted N=1,723

asked doctor to change medication
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 N=2,500

why dissatisfied with nasal allergy medicine
Why Dissatisfied with Nasal Allergy Medicine

Q82c. Why were you dissatisfied with that medicine? Base: Have asked doctor to change nasal allergy medicines. Unweighted N=860

how quickly supposed to relieve
How Quickly Supposed to Relieve

Q85. How quickly are prescription medicines supposed to begin providing symptom relief for nasal allergies? Unweighted N=2,500

how long supposed to relieve
How Long Supposed to Relieve

Q86. How long are prescription medicines supposed to provide symptom relief for nasal allergies? Unweighted N=2,500

effectiveness ever wore off before 24 hours
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 N=2,500

effectiveness wore off multiple products
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 N=2,500

when does effectiveness wear off
When Does Effectiveness Wear Off

Q87c. About how long after you started taking it does a nasal allergy medicine’s effectiveness begin wearing off? Base: Found nasal allergy medicine offering 24 hour relief wearing off. Unweighted N=1,461

stopped taking because effectiveness wore off
Stopped Taking Because Effectiveness Wore Off

Q87d. Have you ever stopped taking a product for your nasal allergies because its effectiveness had worn off?

effectiveness wears off over time
Effectiveness Wears Off Over Time

Q88a. Have you ever found that a product’s 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 N=2,500

when does effectiveness wear off86
When Does Effectiveness Wear Off

Q88c. About how long after you started taking it does a nasal allergy medicine’s effectiveness begin wearing off even when taken as prescribed? Base: Found nasal allergy medicine wearing off.

Unweighted N=1,364

stopped taking because effectiveness wore off87
Stopped Taking Because Effectiveness Wore Off

Q88d. Have you ever stopped taking a product for your nasal allergies because its effectiveness had worn off?

nasal allergy meds cause nosebleeds
Nasal Allergy Meds Cause Nosebleeds

Q89a. Have any of the medicines that you have taken for your nasal allergy ever caused nosebleeds?

Unweighted N=2,500

how bothersome were nosebleeds
How Bothersome were Nosebleeds

Q89b. How bothersome were those nosebleeds? Base: Medicine caused nosebleeds. Unweighted N=501

side effects of allergy medicines
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 N=2,500

how bothersome are side effects
How Bothersome are Side Effects

Q91. How bothersome are the following side effects of nasal allergy medicines --- extremely, moderately, slightly or not bothersome? Unweighted N=2,500

try to avoid certain medicines
Try to Avoid Certain Medicines

Q100a. Are there any nasal allergy medications that you try to avoid using? Unweighted N=2,500

reason stopped taking nasal allergy prescription
Reason Stopped Taking Nasal Allergy Prescription

Q94. Have you ever stopped taking a nasal allergy medicine prescribed by your doctor because…. Unweighted N=2,500

tell doctor when stop taking rx meds
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 N=1,490

get money s worth from rx meds
Get Money’s Worth from Rx Meds

Q97. Overall, do you feel that patients get their money’s worth out of prescription medicines for nasal allergies? Unweighted N=2,500

most important for nasal allergy medicine
Most Important for Nasal Allergy Medicine

Q98. In choosing a nasal allergy medicine, which would be the most important to you …?

Unweighted N=2,500

important for nasal allergy medicine
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 N=2,500

how many symptoms relieved for success
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 N=2,500

percent relief for success
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?

how quickly must relieve
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 N=2,500

how long must last
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 N=2,500

failed to follow physician instructions
Failed to Follow Physician Instructions

Q108. People with nasal allergies sometimes fail to follow their physician’s instructions about their medicines for allergies. Have you ever failed to take an allergy medicine as prescribed because of …… Unweighted N=2,500

allergies impact on activities with children
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 N=882

attitudes about nasal allergies
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 N=2,500

source of health insurance
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 N=2,500

how much of prescription drug costs covered
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 N=2,500

insurance restricts type of medicine
Insurance Restricts Type Of Medicine

Q111f. Does your insurance restrict your doctor from prescribing specific nasal allergy medications for you?

Unweighted N=2,500

need for patient education
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 N=2,500

family history of nasal allergies
Family History of Nasal Allergies

Q116. Do any of the following relatives of yours have nasal allergies? Unweighted N=2,500

pets in the household
Pets in the Household

Q117a. Do you have any pets living in your house? Q117b. What kind of pet or pets? Unweighted N=2,500

smokers in household
Smokers in Household

Q118a. Does anyone in your household smoke? Unweighted N=2,500

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Allergies in America:Survey of Health Professionals

Conducted by

Schulman, Ronca & Bucuvalas, Inc.

February 28, 2006

health provider type
Health Provider Type

Base: Total completed interviews N=400

primary ambulatory care setting
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… N=400

patients seen on outpatient basis
Patients Seen on Outpatient Basis

Weekly average

Q4. In an average week, about how many patients do you see on an outpatient basis? N=400

percent of patients with rhinitis
Percent of Patients with Rhinitis

Weekly average

Q5. About what percent of the outpatients you see each week have allergic rhinitis? N=400

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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? N=400

most bothersome symptoms
Most Bothersome Symptoms

Q7. Which of the following nasal allergy symptoms are most bothersome to your patients? N=400

PQ16. Which of these symptoms was the most bothersome to you? Base: Had bothersome symptoms. Unweighted N=2,362

most bothersome symptoms cont
Most Bothersome Symptoms (Cont.)

Q7. Which of the following nasal allergy symptoms are most bothersome to your patients? N=400

PQ16. Which of these symptoms was the most bothersome to you? Base: Had bothersome symptoms. Unweighted N=2,362

discomfort during allergy attack
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 can’t ignore it, but they can tolerate it, or they can’t tolerate it without relief? N=400

PQ17. In general, when you have a nasal allergy attack would you say that your discomfort is usually something you can ignore, you can’t ignore it, but you can tolerate it, or you can’t tolerate it without relief? Unweighted N=2,500

patients missing work due to rhinitis
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? N=400

PQ22a. Have you missed work in the past 12 months due to your nasal allergies? Base: Employed full time Unweighted N=1,315

productivity when nasal allergies are at their worst
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? N=400

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 don’t 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 N=1,315

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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? N=400

PQ31. During allergy season, would you say the condition impacted your daily life …..? Unweighted N=2,500

classification of nasal allergies
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]? N=400

percent of patients with seasonal allergies
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? N=400

PQ12. Would you describe your nasal allergies as seasonal or do they occur throughout the year?

Unweighted N=2,500

proportion of patients classified by symptom severity
Proportion of Patients Classified by Symptom Severity

Q13b. What proportion of your patients with nasal allergies would you classify as having…? N=400

skin test to confirm diagnosis
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…? N=400

PQ6a. Were you given a skin test to see what you were allergic to? Unweighted N=2,500

blood test to confirm diagnosis
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…? N=400

PQ6b. Were you given a blood test to see what you were allergic to? Unweighted N=2,500

allergy shots to treat nasal allergies
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? N=400

PQN47a. Has your doctor or health practitioner ever given you nasal allergy shots? Unweighted N =2,500

allergy drops to treat nasal allergies
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? N=400

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

how often show how to use nasal spray
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? N=400

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 N=2,500

how often patients follow advice
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…? N=400

PQ49. Would you say that you follow your health practitioner’s 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 N=2,500

percent of patients very satisfied with disease management
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… N=400

PQ51. Overall, how satisfied are you with your health practitioner’s management and treatment of your nasal allergies? Unweighted N=2,500

effect of medical treatment on quality of life
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? N=400

how often patients change allergy medications
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? N=400

PQ81a. How often do you change nasal allergy medicines ---several times each year, once a year, every few years, only rarely or never? Unweighted N=2,500

patients ask to change allergy medicine
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? N=400

PQ82a. Have you ever asked your doctor to change your nasal allergy medication because you were dissatisfied with it? Unweighted N=2,500

reasons for dissatisfaction with medicine
Reasons for Dissatisfaction with Medicine

Q23b. Why are patients dissatisfied with their allergy medicine? [Unaided question] Base: Have asked to change medicine because dissatisfied N=395

PQ82c. Why were you dissatisfied with that medicine? Base: Have asked doctor to change nasal allergy medicines. Unweighted N=860

reasons for dissatisfaction with medicine cont
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 N=395

PQ82c. Why were you dissatisfied with that medicine? Base: Have asked doctor to change nasal allergy medicines. Unweighted N=860

most important attribute of allergy medicine
Most Important Attribute of Allergy Medicine

Q38. In choosing a medicine for nasal allergies, which would be most important to your patients? N=400

PQ98. In choosing a nasal allergy medicine, which would be the most important to you …? Unweighted N=2,500

most important attributes of allergy medicine
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? N=399

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 N=2,500

preferred medicines for moderate to severe persistent allergy symptoms
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] N=400

preferred medicines for moderate to severe persistent allergy symptoms cont
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] N=400

patients using intra nasal corticosteroids
Patients Using Intra-Nasal Corticosteroids

Q32. What proportion of your patients with allergic rhinitis are currently using an intra-nasal corticosteroid for their condition? N=400

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 N=2,500

symptoms relieved by intra nasal corticosteroids
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? N=400

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 N=919

time for intra nasal corticosteroids relief
Time for Intra-nasal Corticosteroids Relief

Q34. How long does it take an intra-nasal corticosteroid to begin giving symptoms relief? N=400

PQ68. How long does it take for your current prescription nasal spray to begin giving you symptom relief?

Unweighted N=919

how long intra nasals provide relief
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? N=400

do intra nasals lose effectiveness
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? N=400

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 N=919

time until intra nasals lose effectiveness

24 hours or longer

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 N=139

PQ69b. How long after taking your current nasal allergy medicine does it begin losing effectiveness? Base: Nasal spray loses effectiveness. Unweighted N=440

intra nasal corticosteroids wear off over time
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? N=400

time until intra nasal corticosteroids wear off
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 N=213

side effects of intranasal corticosteroids
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? N=400

patients avoid any intra nasal corticosteroids
Patients Avoid Any Intra-Nasal Corticosteroids

Yes

Q29a. Are there any intranasal corticosteroid medications for nasal allergies that your patients try to avoid using? N=400

reasons avoid intranasal corticosteroids by specialty
Reasons Avoid Intranasal Corticosteroids by Specialty

Q29b. Why do your patients try to avoid that/those product(s)? N=108

satisfaction of patients with intra nasal corticosteroids
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? N=400

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 N=2,033

patients avoid using intra nasal corticosteroids for nasal allergies

Yes

Patients Avoid Using Intra-Nasal Corticosteroids for Nasal Allergies

Q37a. Do patients avoid using intra-nasal corticosteroids for their nasal allergies? N=400

reasons avoid intra nasal corticosteroids
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 N=178

PQ71. Why haven’t 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 N=1,156

reasons avoid intra nasal corticosteroids cont
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 N=178

PQ71. Why haven’t 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 N=1,156

number of symptoms relieved for success
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? N=400

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 N=2,500

percent symptom relief for success
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? N=400

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 N=2,500

how quick symptom relief for success
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? N=400

time intra nasals last for success
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? N=400

opinions about nasal allergies
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. N=400

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 N=2,500

patients get monies worth from rx medicines
Patients Get Monies Worth from Rx Medicines

Yes

Q30. Overall, do your patients feel they get their money’s worth out of prescription medicines for nasal allergies? N=400

PQ97. Overall, do you feel that patients get their money’s worth out of prescription medicines for nasal allergies? Unweighted N=2,500

need for better education of patients
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… N=400

PQ113. How much need do you think there is for better education of people with nasal allergies about their condition and its treatment? Unweighted N=2,500

aware of professional guidelines
Aware of Professional Guidelines

Yes

Q46a. Are you aware of any professional guidelines for the diagnosis and management of allergic rhinitis? N=400

publisher of guidelines
Publisher of Guidelines

Q46b. Who publishes those guidelines? Base: Aware of Guidelines N=260

publisher of guidelines cont
Publisher of Guidelines (cont.)

Q46b. Who publishes those guidelines? Base: Aware of Guidelines N=260

graduation year
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]? N=400

continuing medical education
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]? N=400

primary practice location
Primary Practice Location

D3. Is your primary practice located in a central city, a suburb, a small city, a town or a rural area? N=400

gender
Gender

D4. Gender N=400