Swedish translation and validation of the Pediatric Allergic Disease Quality of Life Questionnaire (PADQLQ)

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Abstract Aim: 

The aim of the study was to translate and validate the PADQLQ (Pediatric Allergic Disease Quality of Life Questionnaire), a disease-specific quality of life questionnaire for the assessment of quality of life in children with pollen allergy. Methods: 

The PADQLQ was translated into Swedish according to guidelines. Children aged 7–18 with grass pollen allergy were included. Quality of life was assessed in parallel with ordinary symptom scales (VAS) before, during and after the pollen season. Results: 

A total of 98 children were included and 89 (91%) completed the study. The results for PADQLQ showed good cross-sectional and longitudinal validity. The retrospective estimation after the season showed good consensus with the assessment during pollen season. Conclusion: 

Quality of life in children assessed with the PADQLQ (Pediatric Allergic Disease Quality of Life Questionnaire) is a reliable strategy for evaluating the burden of disease in children with pollen allergy and for the evaluation of treatment.

Keywords: Asthma; Children; Grass pollen allergy; Quality of life; Rhinoconjunctivitis

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1651-2227.2010.02028.x

Affiliations: 1: .Department of Pediatrics, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö, Lund University, Lund, Sweden 2: .Department of Resiratory medicine and allergology, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Lund University, Lund, Sweden 3: .Competence Center for Clinical Research, Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden

Publication date: February 1, 2011

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