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dc.contributor.authorHallit, Souheilen_US
dc.contributor.authorRaherison, Chantalen_US
dc.contributor.authorWaked, Mirnaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSalameh, Pascaleen_US
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-21T06:14:28Z-
dc.date.available2022-07-21T06:14:28Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.issn09546111-
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/5896-
dc.description.abstractObjectives To validate the Arabic version of the Asthma Control Test (ACT) in asthmatic children in Lebanon and identify risk factors that might affect asthma control in these children. Methods This study, conducted between December 2015 and April 2016, included 300 children. Results A high Cronbach's alpha was found for the full scale (0.959). The correlation factors between each item of the ACT scale and the whole scale ranged between 0.710 and 0.775(p < 0.001 for all items). Low mother's educational level as well as the history of asthma in the mother and the father would significantly increase the risk of uncontrolled asthma (p = 0.001; Beta = 1.862; p < 0.001; Beta = 3.534; p < 0.001; Beta = 1.885respectively). Cigarette smoking during breastfeeding and waterpipe smoking by the mother during pregnancy were both significantly associated with uncontrolled asthma (p = 0.005; Beta = 2.105 and p = 0.041; Beta = 2.325 respectively). The high mother's level of education was significantly associated with more asthma control (p = 0.008; Beta = −0.715). Conclusion The Arabic version of the asthma control questionnaire is a valid tool to use in pediatric patients in the Lebanese population to assess asthma control. Waterpipe smoking during pregnancy and cigarette smoking during breastfeeding, as well as the lower education level are risk factors for uncontrolled asthma. Spreading awareness among health care professionals, as well as reinforcing health education seem to be an important step toward a better asthma control.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectAsthma controlen_US
dc.subjectBreastfeedingen_US
dc.subjectCigaretteen_US
dc.subjectEducational levelen_US
dc.subjectPregnancyen_US
dc.subjectWaterpipeen_US
dc.titleValidation of asthma control questionnaire and risk factors affecting uncontrolled asthma among the Lebanese children's populationen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.rmed.2016.11.018-
dc.identifier.pmid27993291-
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85002678487-
dc.identifier.urlhttps://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85002678487-
dc.contributor.affiliationFaculty of Medicineen_US
dc.description.volume122en_US
dc.description.startpage51en_US
dc.description.endpage57en_US
dc.date.catalogued2022-07-21-
dc.description.statusPublisheden_US
dc.identifier.ezproxyURLhttp://ezsecureaccess.balamand.edu.lb/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rmed.2016.11.018en_US
dc.relation.ispartoftextRespiratory Medicineen_US
dc.description.campusSGH campusen_US
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