Pediatric Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire
Name of Questionnaire
The Pediatric Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire
Disease-specific questionnaire available in both interviewer and self-administered formats, designed for children aged 7 to 17 years of age. Includes three individualized questions, in which the patient identifies activities which are limited because of asthma. The patient is asked at each subsequent visit how much s/he has been bothered by each of these three activities.
EF Juniper, GH Guyatt, DH Feeny, PJ Ferrie, LE Griffith, M Townsend
Elizabeth Juniper MCSP Msc
Cost & availability
Yes; contact E. Juniper for permission to use the instrument
Time to complete
Number of items
Domains & categories
Name of categories/domains
Symptoms (10 items), activity limitations (5 items--3 are individualized), emotional function (8 items)
Scaling of items
7-point Likert scale
All items are weighted equally. Mean score is calculated across all items within each domain. Overall score is the mean across all items.
Construct validity: significant correlations between domains and clinical measures (FEV1, PEFR, B-agonist use) and domains and feeling thermometer scores 1 .
Minimally important difference
Reflected by a change in score of approximately 0.5 on a 7 point scale 1
Original: English (Canada)
More than 30 translations are available; please see Professor Juniper's website for a complete list.
Date of information
Comments from developer
Yes (June 1998)
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