Patient questionnaires in primary health care: Validation of items used in asthma care
2000 (English)In: International Journal for Quality in Health Care, ISSN 1353-4505, E-ISSN 1464-3677, Vol. 12, no 1, 19-24 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective.To evaluate each item in a patient questionnaire for the purpose of investigating whether the validity of each item is acceptable.
Design.The questionnaire was completed by the patients at an ordinary follow-up visit for their asthma, and within 1 week a nurse interviewed them by telephone with the aim of analysing the validity of each item through the use of predetermined criteria.
Settings.Patients with asthma in primary health care settings in Sweden.
Study participants.Fifty-one patients were consecutively included from three different primary health care units.
Results.Nine of 13 items had an acceptable validity. The four items that were not found to have acceptable validity were developed further.
Conclusion.Evaluating each item in a questionnaire by means of interviews with the specific patient population is a useful method of assuring that the intention of the patient questionnaire has been met.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 12, no 1, 19-24 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-26743DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/12.1.19Local ID: 11338OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-26743DiVA: diva2:247293