Valuation of Quality of Life in Children With Asthma

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Medical Universtity of Lodz
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00491101
First received: June 22, 2007
Last updated: September 10, 2010
Last verified: December 2008
  Purpose

The aim of the study is valuation of quality of life (QL) in children with asthma and analysis of the factors that can have influence on it. The clinical problems included into the aim are to evaluate:

  • the correlation between the QL and asthma control
  • the utility of the Polish Version of PAQLQ(S) by Juniper, especially the understanding of each question and it's answers The results of this study can be very helpful in the future in developing a questionnaires to use in Polish Primary Care, according to which the investigators would be able to see whether the asthma in our patients is being well controlled.

Condition Intervention
Asthma
Other: Polish Version of PAQLQ(S) by Juniper
Other: spirometry

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Valuation of Quality of Life in Children With Asthma

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Further study details as provided by Medical Universtity of Lodz:

Enrollment: 110
Study Start Date: March 2007
Study Completion Date: October 2009
Primary Completion Date: October 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
1
Children with asthma, both genders, from 7-18 years old.
Other: Polish Version of PAQLQ(S) by Juniper
Polish Version of PAQLQ(S) by Juniper
Other Name: Polish Version of PAQLQ(S) by Juniper
Other: spirometry
spirometry
Other Name: spirometry

Detailed Description:

Quality of Life in people with asthma is strictly relevant with the correct treatment of the disease, that is why the correct screening of patient's quality of life, especially in children, is so important.

Exploring the quality of life (QL), we use different types of questionnaires to obtain a quantitative result, which we can interpret using a compatible key for it. Pediatric Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire with Standardized Activities (PAQLQ(S)) by Juniper is a reliable measure of the influence of asthma on QL in children. The Polish Version of the questionnaire is a strict translation of the english one, however it is not completely validated, which in practice can evince in difficulties in understanding the meaning of the applied questions, probably because of the difference in the habits of both populations.

The aim of the study is valuation of quality of life (QL) in children with asthma and analysis of the factors that can have influence on it. The clinical problems included into the aim are to evaluate:

  • the correlation between the QL and asthma control
  • the utility of the Polish Version of PAQLQ(S) by Juniper, especially the understanding of each question and it's answers The results of this study can be very helpful in the future in developing a questionnaires to use in Polish Primary Care, according to which we would be able to see whether the asthma in our patients is being well controlled.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Children with asthma.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of Asthma
  • Asthma treatment at least 6 months before enrollment
  • Must be able to do spirometry

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children during the introductory period of the specific immunotherapy
  • Other protracted diseases
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00491101

Locations
Poland
Department of Pediatrics and Allergy, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
Lodz, Poland, 93-513
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical Universtity of Lodz
Investigators
Study Chair: Iwona Stelmach, MD, PhD, Prof Department of Pediatrics and Allergy, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
Principal Investigator: Daniela Gjurow, MD Department of Pediatrics and Allergy, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Iwona Stelmach MD, PhD, Prof, Department of Pediatrics and Allergy, Medical University of Lodz, Poland.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00491101     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RNN-82-07-KE
Study First Received: June 22, 2007
Last Updated: September 10, 2010
Health Authority: Poland: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Medical Universtity of Lodz:
Asthma Control
Quality of Life
Children
Polish Version of PAQLQ(S) by Juniper

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Asthma
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases

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