At least six asthma-specific measures of health-related quality of life (HrQoL)
exist. It is unclear what concepts of “quality of life” these instruments assess,
how they compare psychometrically and what patients think of them.
A structured review of six of these questionnaires found that they differ in
almost all criteria considered (conceptual model, reliability, validity,
interpretability, patient burden, translations).
A mini version of the Juniper Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (Mini
AQLQ-J) and the Sydney Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ-S)
were psychometrically analysed, using data from an adult asthma trial
(n=146). Strong correlations with asthma symptoms and asthma control
suggest that the measures may not measure a distinct quality of life
|Date of Award||2012|