|Validity of asthma control test in chinese patients|
|Zhou, Xin; Ding, Feng-ming; Lin, Jiang-tao; Yin, Kai-sheng; Chen, Ping; He, Quan-ying; Shen, Hua-hao; Wan, Huan-ying; Liu, Chun-tao; Li, Jing; Wang, Chang-zheng|
|关键词||asthma measurement questionnaires screening validity of results|
|刊名||CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL|
|WOS标题词||Science & Technology|
|类目[WOS]||Medicine, General & Internal|
|研究领域[WOS]||General & Internal Medicine|
|关键词[WOS]||COMMUNITY PHARMACY ; CARE ; VALIDATION ; MANAGEMENT|
Background So far, in China, there has been no effective or easy procedure to define the control of asthma. This study assesses the validity of Asthma Control Test in Chinese patients.
Methods Three questionnaires (Asthma Control Test, Asthma Control Questionnaire and the 30 second asthma test) were administered to 305 asthma patients from 10 teaching hospitals across China. Spirometry was also used. Asthma specialists rated the control of asthma according to patients′ symptoms, medications and forced expiratory volume in first second. The patients were divided into noncontrolled group and controlled group according to the specialists′ rating. Reliability, empirical validity and screening accuracy were conducted for Asthma Control Test scores. Screening accuracy was compared among 3 questionnaires. The patients′ self rating and the specialists′ rating were also compared.
Results The internal consistency reliability of the 5-item Asthma Control Test was 0.854. The correlation coefficient between Asthma Control Test and the specialists′ rating was 0.729, which was higher than other instruments. Asthma Control Test scores discriminated between groups of patients differing in the percent predicted forced expiratory volume in first second (F=26.06, P<0.0001), the specialists′ rating of asthma control (F=88.24, P<0.0001) and the Asthma Control Questionnaire scores (F=250.57, P<0.0001). Asthma Control Test showed no significant difference with Asthma Control Questionnaire in the percent correctly classified, while the percent correctly classified by Asthma Control Test was much higher than 30 second asthma test. The patients′ self rating was the same as assessment of the specialists (t=0.65, P=0.516).
Conclusion The Asthma Control Testis an effective and practicable method for assessing asthma control in China.
|作者单位||1.Guangzhou Inst Res Dis, Dept Resp Med, Guangzhou 510120, Peoples R China|
2.Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ, Shanghai Peoples Hosp 1, Dept Resp Med, Shanghai 200080, Peoples R China
3.Sino Japan Friendship Hosp, Dept Resp Med, Beijing 100029, Peoples R China
4.Nanjing Med Univ, Affiliated Hosp 1, Dept Resp Med, Nanjing 210029, Peoples R China
5.Gen Hosp Shenyang Mil Command, Dept Resp Med, Shenyang 110015, Peoples R China
6.Beijing Univ, Peoples Hosp, Dept Resp Med, Beijing 100044, Peoples R China
7.Zhejiang Univ, Coll Med, Affiliated Hosp 2, Dept Resp Med, Hangzhou 310006, Peoples R China
8.Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ, Ruijin Hosp, Dept Resp Med, Shanghai 200025, Peoples R China
9.Sichuan Univ, W China Hosp, Dept Resp Med, Chengdu 610041, Peoples R China
10.Third Mil Med Univ, Xin Qiao Hosp, Dept Resp Med, Chongqing 400037, Peoples R China
|Zhou, Xin,Ding, Feng-ming,Lin, Jiang-tao,et al. Validity of asthma control test in chinese patients[J]. CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL,2007,120(12):1037-1041.|
|APA||Zhou, Xin.,Ding, Feng-ming.,Lin, Jiang-tao.,Yin, Kai-sheng.,Chen, Ping.,...&Wang, Chang-zheng.(2007).Validity of asthma control test in chinese patients.CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL,120(12),1037-1041.|
|MLA||Zhou, Xin,et al."Validity of asthma control test in chinese patients".CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL 120.12(2007):1037-1041.|