Cross-cultural validation of the Portuguese from Portugal version of the test for respiratory and asthma control in kids questionnaireP. Leiria-Pinto email@example.com,2, J. Marques1,2, E. Finelli1, C. Alves1, M. Alves3,4, D . Trinc„o1, N. Pinto1, P. Carreiro-Martins1,2, A. L. Papoila3,4, N. Neuparth1,2Show more: Authors information and Publication history
Department of Immunoallergology, Hospital Dona Estef‚nia, University Hospital of Central Lisbon (CHULC), EPE, Lisbon, Portugal2
CHRC/CEDOC, Integrated Pathophysiological Mechanisms Research Group, Comprehensive Health Research Center/Chronic Diseases Research Center, Nova Medical School, Lisbon, Portugal3
Research Centre (CHULC), EPE, Lisbon, Portugal4
Centre of Statistics and its Applications (CEAUL), Lisbon, PortugalHistory:
Published online: 13 November 2020
Accepted: 26 October 2020
Received: 21 August 2020
The Test for Respiratory and Asthma Control in Kids (TRACK) is a tool to assess asthma control in preschool children. This study aims to validate the Portuguese from Portugal version of the TRACK questionnaire. Methods.
A prospective cohort study was carried out to assess their psychometric characteristics. Caregivers of 141 children under age 5 with asthma symptoms were enrolled. Results.
Internal reliability was close to 0.70 (Cronbach's α). The test-retest reliability was 0.87. TRACK scores were different between well, partially, and non-controlled asthma groups (p < 0.001). Patients rated as having better control showed an increase in TRACK scores. Conclusions.
The Portuguese version of the TRACK questionnaire is accurate and reliable for monitoring asthma control. Its use may help to overcome challenges with the management of this age group.Key words
TRACK; questionnaire; asthma control; preschool. FULL TEXT