There is no universally accepted and validated measure of asthma severity.
For community research, clinical tests are too costly, and epidemiological assessments provide inadequate data on severity.
Symptom measures may offer a practical alternative.
This study assessed psychometric properties of symptom ratings of 91 asthmatic children.
Reliability and validity of scales created from these items were examined.
A sum scale of symptom ratings was internally consistent, reliable across time, and associated with concurrent health indices.
This scale may be a practical measure of severity for use in community-based research.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Pédiatrie, Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Communauté, Recherche appliquée, Indice gravité, Validation, Rééducation, Relation parent enfant, Homme, Article synthèse, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive, Education santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Pediatrics, Epidemiology, Methodology, Community, Applied research, Severity score, Validation, Reeducation, Parent child relation, Human, Review, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease, Health education
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Cote : 97-0437426
Code Inist : 002B11B. Création : 19/12/1997.