|Title:||Assessing validity of the adapted Arabic Paediatric Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire among Egyptian children with asthma|
|Authors:||Abdel Hai, R.|
Abdel Fattah, M.
|Abstract:||The recent focus in asthma management is rendering children a better quality of life [QOL]. Validity and reliability of an adapted Arabic translation of the Paediatric Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire [PAQLQ-A] among Egyptians was assessed in a cohort of 103 asthmatic children aged 8-16 years. Discriminative validity of mean scores was significantly higher among mild asthmatics than those with moderate/severe asthma. Construct validity of domains was significantly negatively correlated with clinical severity score. Reliability and internal consistency were assessed using Cronbach alpha coefficient [alpha = 0.84]. Reproducibility and responsiveness were high among both stable and unstable asthma patients. PAQLQ-A is valid and reliable for assessing QOL among Egyptian asthmatic children|
|Keywords:||Quality of Life|
Reproducibility of Results
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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