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SJKU 2013, 18(4): 59-65 Back to browse issues page
Reliability of Persian Version of COPD Assessment Test and its correlation with disease severity
Naseh Sigari Dr * 1, Behzad Ghafori Dr2
1- Associate Professor Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences , naseh46@yahoo.com
2- Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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ABSTRACT Background and Aim: COPD is a common obstructive airway disease without complete reversal and is characterized by dyspnea, cough and sputum production. In spite of improvements in therapeutic measures, a considerable number of patients fail to achieve the treatment goals. Discrepancy between obstructive parameters and clinical manifestations is a possible cause of treatment failure. COPD Assessment Test (CAT) is a standard method for evaluation of clinical aspects of COPD. This test has been translated into Persian. The aim of this study was to determine the reliability of Persian Version of CAT and its correlation with disease severity. Material and Methods: In a prospective descriptive analytic study, CAT scores were determined in 100 COPD patients. After 1to2 weeks 34 patients completed the questionnaire for the second time to evaluate the reliability of Persian Version of the test. Severity of obstruction was assessed by spirometry. Based on Global initiative of Lung Disease (GOLD) criteria, patients were categorized into 4 groups. Correlation between CAT scores and disease severity was evaluated. Results: The mean age of the patients was 62± 5.2SD years. Cronbach's alpha index of the Persian Version of CAT was.0 879. The mean score was 25.85(± 8.93) at the test and 25.67(±8.73) at the retest session. The intragroup reliability of the test and retest and also correlation among all questions were significant. (P<0.001) There was a significant correlation between categorization based on severity of obstruction and categorization according to the test score. Conclusion: Persian version of CAT is a reliable tool for COPD assessment and has a good correlation with disease severity associated with the obstruction of the airways. Keywords: CATquestionnaire, Chronic obstructive lung disease, GOLD classification. Received: Feb 4, 2013 Accepted: Jul 4, 2013 Conflict of interest: None declared
Keywords: CATquestionnaire, Chronic obstructive lung disease, GOLD classification.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2013/12/19 | Accepted: 2013/12/19 | Published: 2013/12/19
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Volume 18, Issue 4 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2013) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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