Validity of the Common Cold Questionnaire (CCQ) in Asthma Exacerbations

  title={Validity of the Common Cold Questionnaire (CCQ) in Asthma Exacerbations},
  author={Heather Powell and Joanne Smart and Lisa G Wood and Terry V. Grissell and Darren R. Shafren and Michael John Hensley and Peter G Gibson},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  pages={982 - 986}
BACKGROUND The common cold questionnaire (CCQ) is used to discriminate those with and without a viral infection. Its usefulness in people with acute asthma is unknown. Our aim was to assess the ability of the CCQ to detect viral infection and to monitor recovery during a viral induced asthma exacerbation and confirmed by virological testing. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We studied subjects (> or =7 yrs) admitted to hospital with acute asthma and diagnosed as positive (n = 63), or negative… CONTINUE READING

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