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Asthma control measurement using five different questionnaires: a prospective study.
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PMID:  23890766     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
METHODS: In this prospective study, ninety-nine patients completed five commonly used asthma control scores: the GINA, the Asthma Control Test™, the Royal College of Physician score, the Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire (ATAQ), and the Asthma Control Questionnaire(©) (ACQ). The kappa coefficient was used to assess the agreement between questionnaires.
RESULTS: The agreement between the GINA and other scores was only moderate (kappa coefficients amounted from 0.41 to 0.60). With respect to the "controlled" level, all the other scores gave higher results than GINA. All other scores also tended to underestimate GINA "uncontrolled level". For the "partly controlled level" defined by 3 of the 5 questionnaires, ACQ identified the same percentage of patients than GINA while ATAQ overestimated this percentage.
CONCLUSION: This study shows only moderate agreement between five commonly used asthma control scores. The GINA score showed the lowest percentage of controlled and the highest percentage of uncontrolled asthma. As a consequence, all these scores do not seem to evaluate the same symptoms.
Francois Vermeulen; Isabelle de Meulder; Marianne Paesmans; Inge Muylle; Marie Bruyneel; Vincent Ninane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Observational Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2013-07-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiratory medicine     Volume:  107     ISSN:  1532-3064     ISO Abbreviation:  Respir Med     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-08-26     Completed Date:  2014-03-25     Revised Date:  2014-07-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908438     Medline TA:  Respir Med     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1314-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Asthma / prevention & control*
Forced Expiratory Volume / physiology
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Severity of Illness Index
Young Adult

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