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Measurement properties of asthma-specific quality-of-life measures: protocol for a systematic review

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Title
Measurement properties of asthma-specific quality-of-life measures: protocol for a systematic review
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Systematic Reviews, July 2014
DOI 10.1186/2046-4053-3-83
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Christian Apfelbacher, Priya Paudyal, Alpaslan Bülbül, Helen Smith

Abstract

Asthma is a frequent chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, and the assessment of health-related quality of life (HrQoL) is important in both research and routine care. Various asthma-specific measures of HrQoL exist but there is uncertainty which measures are best suited for use in research and routine care. Therefore, the aim of the proposed research is a comprehensive systematic assessment of the measurement properties of the existing measures that were developed to measure asthma-specific quality of life.Methods/design: This study is a systematic review of the measurement properties of asthma-specific measures of health-related quality of life. PubMed and Embase will be searched using a selection of relevant search terms. Eligible studies will be primary empirical studies evaluating, describing or comparing measurement properties of asthma-specific HRQL tools. Eligibility assessment and data abstraction will be performed independently by two reviewers. Evidence tables will be generated for study characteristics, instrument characteristics, measurement properties and interpretability. The quality of the measurement properties will be assessed using predefined criteria. Methodological quality of studies will be assessed using the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments (COSMIN) checklist. A best evidence synthesis will be undertaken if more than one study have investigated a particular measurement property.

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Country Count As %
Brazil 1 5%
Unknown 21 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 18%
Student > Bachelor 3 14%
Other 3 14%
Researcher 3 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 9%
Other 4 18%
Unknown 3 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 59%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 5%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 2 9%

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