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Author Monteiro, Fernanda Pereira ♦ Solé, Dirceu ♦ Wandalsen, Gustavo Falbo
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher Taylor & Francis
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases
Subject Keyword Discipline Pulmonology
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To translate, validate and verify the psychometric properties of the Portuguese version of the instrument 'Pediatric Quality of Life Asthma Module' (PedsQL Asthma) culturally adapted for the Brazilian culture. METHODS: After being translated to Portuguese and culturally adapted, the questionnaire was answered by 200 asthmatic children and adolescents (ages 2 to 18) as well as the adults responsible for them. Validation required the use of the following instruments, PedsQL Asthma Children (applied to children and adolescents), PedsQL Asthma Parents (applied to adults responsible for children and adolescents), Pediatric Asthma Quality of Life (PAQLQ), Asthma Control Test (ACT) or Childhood Asthma Control Test (C-ACT), as well as socio-economic and personal information questionnaires. A group of 45 clinically stable children repeated the questionnaires 15 to 60 days after answering the first questionnaire. RESULTS: Correlations between the scores of PedsQL Children and PedsQL Parents (r = 0.67), PedsQL Children and PAQLQ (r = 0.66) and PedsQL Parents and PAQLQ (r = 0.64) were moderate and significant. Correlations were higher for males (r = 0.72) when analyzing the children's and parents' answers to PedsQL according to gender. The 5- to 7-year old age group had the strongest correlations with PAQLQ (r = 0.79). Cronbach's Alpha coefficient for PedsQL Children and Parents had values of 0.85 and 0.87, respectively. A high concordance was observed in both tests' at different times, with Kappa values of 0.89 and 0.87 for PedsQL Children and Parents, respectively. CONCLUSION: The instrument used in this study was considered valid, consistent and reproducible and has acceptable psychometric proprieties for the Brazilian population.
Description Author Affiliation: Monteiro FP ( a Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) - Master of Pediatrics and Sciences applied to pediatrics.); Solé D ( b Discipline of Allergy, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, UNIFESP - Professor . Email:; Wandalsen GF ( c Discipline of Allergy, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, UNIFESP - Professor . Email:
ISSN 02770903
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2017-01-05
Publisher Place Great Britain (UK)
e-ISSN 15324303
Journal Journal of Asthma

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Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus