Exploring the relationship between generalised anxiety/depression scales and asthma-specific quality of life/control questionnaires in a specialist asthma clinic.

Exploring the relationship between generalised anxiety/depression scales and asthma-specific quality of life/control questionnaires in a specialist asthma clinic. J Asthma. 2020 Mar 18;:1-18 Authors: Robinson R, Barber K, Jones G, Blakey J, Burhan H Abstract Introduction: Psychological issues are common in patients with chronic disabling diseases such as asthma. National guidance recommends that specialist asthma clinic attendees should complete questionnaires screening for psychological comorbidities. However, completing these in addition to asthma specific questionnaires can be burdensome. In order to investigate whether anxiety and depression questionnaires can be used in a targeted manner, this study investigates the correlation between the respective scores. We hypothesise that there is correlation between asthma-specific and anxiety/depression questionnaire scores.Methods: 300 individuals with poorly controlled asthma attending a specialist clinic were asked to complete Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ), mini-Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (mini-AQLQ), Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7) and Patient Health Questionnaires (PHQ-9). A Pearson correlation coefficient was generated and area under ROC and confusion matrices were used to assess correlation.Results: 49% and 47% of patients completing the GAD-7 or PHQ-9 questionnaires respectively had scores above the screening level for co-morbid anxiety and depression. Additional questionnaires wer...
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Introduction: Previous studies have shown anxiety and depression can contribute to poorer outcomes in asthma. Outpatients are monitored via the Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ-6) and the Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (mini-AQLQ). These do not specifically address anxiety or depression but anecdotal evidence suggests correlation between asthma control and these comorbidities.Aim: GAD and PHQ-9 seek to identify anxiety and depression respectively. We aimed to discover if the added use of these questionnaires would provide further information on the presence of these comorbidities. We hypothesised that ACQ-6 and AQLQ...
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