association of asthma control test (ACT) with asthma quality of life questionnaire ( AQLQ) and guideline based control assessment. We also aimed to investigate. The purpose of the present study was to examine the validity and reliability of the Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire-AQLQ(S) in a sample of. AIM: To test the discriminative metric properties and specificity of the Serbian version of the Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ) for assessment of the .
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The Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire AQLQ was developed to measure the functional problems physical, emotional, social and occupational that are most troublesome to adults years with asthma.
American Thoracic Society – Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ)
After identifying all the possible problems that adults with asthma may experience, we asked patients to tell us which of these problems they had experienced as a result of their asthma.
The items that were identified most frequently and scored highest were included in the AQLQ. The highest scoring problems were the same for both men and women, for patients with a wide range of asthma severity no medication to oral steroids and in different age groups. Therefore, questionnire AQLQ is suitable for all adult patients with asthma.
Subsequent cultural adaptation studies have also shown that the same problems are troublesome to asthma patients worldwide. There are 32 questions in the AQLQ and they are in 4 domains symptoms, activity limitation, emotional function and environmental stimuli. This allows patients to select 5 activities in which they are most limited and these activities will be assessed at each follow-up.
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The overall AQLQ questiknnaire is the mean of all 32 responses and the individual domain scores are the means of the items in those domains. In more than 6 published validation studies conducted in a variety of countries, the AQLQ has shown very strong measurement properties.
The AQLQ is also very responsive wuestionnaire within-patient change over time. This is the property that is needed both in clinical practice and in clinical trials where it is important to be able to detect small changes within individual patients even if the changes are small. Extensive construct validity studies both cross-sectional and longitudinal have shown that the AQLQ correlates appropriately with other measures of clinical asthma status and generic health status and responds to known efficacious treatment.
These studies have built up very strong evidence that the AQLQ really does measure the health-related quality of life of adults with asthma. In addition, we have shown that a change in score of 0.
Development After identifying all the possible problems that adults with asthma may experience, we asked patients to tell us which of these problems they had experienced as a result of their asthma. The Questionnaire There are 32 questions in the AQLQ and they are in 4 domains symptoms, activity limitation, emotional function and environmental stimuli.
Validity In more than 6 published validation studies conducted in a variety of countries, the AQLQ has shown very strong measurement properties.
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