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Titolo:
PICTORIAL VISUAL ANALOG SCALE FOR RATING SEVERITY OF CHILDHOOD ASTHMAEPISODES
Autore:
FRITZ G; SPIRITO A; YEUNG A; KLEIN R; FREEDMAN E;
Indirizzi:
BROWN UNIV,RHODE ISL HOSP,SCH MED,593 EDDY ST PROVIDENCE RI 02903
Titolo Testata:
The Journal of asthma
fascicolo: 6, volume: 31, anno: 1994,
pagine: 473 - 478
SICI:
0277-0903(1994)31:6<473:PVASFR>2.0.ZU;2-P
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
NO
Recensione:
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Citazione:
G. Fritz et al., "PICTORIAL VISUAL ANALOG SCALE FOR RATING SEVERITY OF CHILDHOOD ASTHMAEPISODES", The Journal of asthma, 31(6), 1994, pp. 473-478

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine whether the use of pictorial anchors improved a visual analog scale (VAS) designed to assess asthma episodes. The sample consisted of 77 children with moderate to severe asthma attending a summer camp. They rated one of two VASs, eithernonpictorial (39 subjects in year 1) or pictorial (38 subjects in year 2), three times a day for 2 weeks to report the severity of their asthma symptoms. Immediately after the subjects rated the VAS, pulmonaryfunction testing was obtained. The mean VAS scores increased 64% using the pictorial VAS while the mean PEFRs in the 2 years were almost identical, suggesting that changes on the VAS were not due to differences in pulmonary functioning. For boys, the increase in individual mean VAS score in year 2 using the pictorial VAS was 44%; for girls, the increase in individual mean VAS scores was 112%. Use of a pictorial VAS increases the range of severity of symptoms reported by children with asthma. The instrument may be a useful tool in the systematic quantifiable assessment of subjective symptomatology in pediatric asthma.

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