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Table 2 Participants’ responses on the Active Living with Asthma questionnaire and Index of Qualitative Variation

From: Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Greek version of the Active Life with Asthma (Gr-ALMA) review: a descriptive methodological study

  Often Sometimes Rarely Never IQV
Item 1: Tightness in the chest 8.9% 45.2% 36.9% 8.9% 85.7%
Item 2: Severe cough even when not have a cold 19.1% 34.4% 28.7% 17.8% 97.5%
Item 3: Dust, pollen and animal fur make asthma worse 51.6% 26.8% 10.8% 10.8% 85.1%
Item 4: When cold, asthma worsens/ difficult to breath 27.4% 33.8% 22.9% 15.9% 97.7%
Item 5: Difficult to breathe when exposed to cigarette smoke and strong odours 54.8% 19.7% 17.2% 8.3% 83.2%
Item 6: When get a cold, asthma worsens/ difficult to breath 54.1% 29.9% 12.1% 3.2% 79.6%
Item 7: Think about asthma and worry 55.4% 22.3% 12.1% 10.2% 82.4%
Item 8: Asthma affects life more than would want 22.3% 33.1% 28.7% 15.3% 97.6%
Item 9: Do not do as many things as would like 20.4% 36.9% 22.9% 19.7% 97.4%
Item 10: Cough/ difficulty breathing when walking or tired 35.7% 30.6% 21.0% 12.7% 95.8%
Item 11: Cough/difficulty breathing when heavy or intense work 35.0% 29.9% 22.3% 12.7% 96.2%
Item 12: Cough/ difficulty breathing when participating in sports activities 30.6% 33.1% 16.6% 19.7% 97.4%
Item 13: Wake up with cough and difficulty breathing 12.1% 34.4% 25.5% 28.0% 96.5%
Item 14: Wheeze when breathing 18.5% 37.6% 31.2% 12.7% 94.8%
Item 15: Asthma symptoms despite taking medications 24.2% 36.9% 26.1% 12.7% 96.1%
Item 16: Medications cause discomfort 1.3% 17.2% 31.2% 50.3% 82.7%
  Yes No    
Item 17: Emergency department visit past year 31.2% 68.8%    85.9%
Item 18: Hospital admission in past year 20.4% 79.6%    65.0%
  Never Up to twice/ week More than two times/ week   
Item 19: Rapid-relief medications 34.4% 28.0% 37.6%   99.3%