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Assessing validity of the adapted Arabic Paediatric Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire among Egyptian children with asthma



Article type: Published article

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.


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Hai, R. A., et al. (2010). "Assessing validity of the adapted Arabic Paediatric Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire among Egyptian children with asthma." Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal 16(3): 274-280.


Methodology

Methods Condition Gender Age Country Setting Sample size
Asthma Both 8 - 16 Egypt
Healthcare Facility 103

Number of items

23 items

Training

Measure does not require training

Required time

6-30 min

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rehababdelhai@yahoo.com






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