Health-related quality of life in Australian children with asthma: lessons for the cross-cultural use of quality of life instruments

@article{French1998HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related quality of life in Australian children with asthma: lessons for the cross-cultural use of quality of life instruments},
  author={Davina J. French and Andrew Carroll and Michael Joseph Christie},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
  year={1998},
  volume={7},
  pages={409-419}
}
The development of Australian forms of the Childhood Asthma Questionnaires (CAQs) is reported. Focus group methods and psychometric analyses were used to establish the conceptual, semantic and technical equivalence of these forms with the UK versions. Both versions also provide for data collection from non-asthmatic youngsters. The internal consistency was found to be acceptable (Cronbach's α 0.52–0.90) and the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) scores were found to vary with asthma… CONTINUE READING
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