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Symptom free days are a widely used patient-reported outcome (PRO) in asthma clinical trials. We assessed the internal consistency of one instrument for this PRO, the Symptom Free Days Questionnaire (SFDQ), in a population of Black adults with asthma enrolled in the Blacks and Exacerbations on Long-acting beta agonists and Tiotropium (BELT) trial.
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Name: The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
The maximum symptom day, a primary outcome of inner-city asthma research for almost two decades, is a valid measure that consistently relates to asthma control and is predictive of clinically relevant...
The Most Bothersome Symptom Approach (MBSA) assesses symptom severity of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), and identifies the symptom with the greatest burden. The Atrophy Symptoms Questionna...
Cough is a common and troublesome symptom in asthma but little is known about the neuronal pathways that trigger cough. The mechanisms by which airway inflammation, airway hyper-responsiveness and var...
We aimed to validate the Arabic version of the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) for use in Lebanese Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma patients and to identify risk fa...
Depression is a prevalent and disabling condition associated with spinal cord injury. Such associated negative factor warrants the use of valid and reliable psychological assessment tools among this g...
This study is an extension of a pilot study in which investigators developed and tested a computerized tool to help physicians to determine if their patients' asthma is well controlled, ad...
The purpose of this study is to determine if teaching children with asthma how to talk to their doctor about controlling their asthma including symptom frequency in an asthma diary and med...
Cough is a common, disruptive and at times disabling symptom which often prompts patients to seek medical attention. Determining the cause(s) of chronic cough can be challenging, and cost...
The primary objective of the study is to identify demographic and non-spirometric clinical features predictive of the asthma-COPD overlap population. The study aims to explore and identify...
To investigate the change in patient's asthma symptom control using ACQ scores after 4 to 6 weeks of Symbicort Turbuhaler (budesonide/ formoterol) in SMART approach.
A self-administered version of the Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders (PRIME-MD), a diagnostic tool containing modules on multiple mental health disorders including anxiety, alcohol, eating, and somatoform modules. The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) is designed specifically for mood/depression scoring each of the 9 DSM-IV criteria based on the mood module from the original PRIME-MD. The Generalized Anxiety Disorder scale (GAD-7) scores 7 common anxiety symptoms.
Self report questionnaire which yields 16 scores on personality traits, such as reserved vs. outgoing, humble vs. assertive, etc.
An iterative questionnaire designed to measure consensus among individual responses. In the classic Delphi approach, there is no interaction between responder and interviewer.
Postnatal deaths from BIRTH to 365 days after birth in a given population. Postneonatal mortality represents deaths between 28 days and 365 days after birth (as defined by National Center for Health Statistics). Neonatal mortality represents deaths from birth to 27 days after birth.
CHILDBIRTH before 37 weeks of PREGNANCY (259 days from the first day of the mother's last menstrual period, or 245 days after FERTILIZATION).
The term allergy is used to describe a response, within the body, to a substance, which is not necessarily harmful in itself, but results in an immune response and a reaction that causes symptoms and disease in a predisposed person, which in turn can cau...
Asthma is caused by inflammation of small tubes, called bronchi, which carry air in and out of the lungs. If you have asthma, the bronchi will be inflamed and more sensitive than normal. When you come into contact with something that irritates your...