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Reproducibility and validity of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Assessment Test (CAT) for use in adult patients with non cystic fibrosis Bronchiectasis

Grant number: 13/02851-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2013
Effective date (End): June 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal Investigator:Simone Dal Corso
Grantee:Drielly Jésica Milani Zanatta
Host Institution: Universidade Nove de Julho (UNINOVE). Campus Memorial. São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Introduction: Although non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectais is a chronic, debilitating and progressive disease, there is a paucity of specific instruments that assess the impact of this disease in day to day activities in these patients. Objective: To assess the reproducibility and validity of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease assessment test (CAT) for patients with non-CF bronchiectasis. Methods: Sixty-five patients, age d 18 years, and clinically stable will be evaluated. Patients will perform spirometry, incremental shuttle walking test (ISWT) and they will answer the St George´s respiratory questionnaire (SGRQ) and CAT. After a week, patients will answer to the CAT again. Expected results: Our hypothesis is that the CAT will be reproducible even in this disease, since it is a simple and easy to understand. Additionally, the CAT will be an effective instrument to measure the effect of the disease on daily life of patient with non-CF bronchiectasis, because their scores will be consistent with the scores of SGRQ and with the performance in SWT, an objective measure of functional capacity. (AU)

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LANZA, FERNANDA C.; CASTRO, REJANE A. S.; DE CAMARGO, ANDERSON A.; ZANATTA, DRIELLY J. M.; RACHED, SAMIA; ATHANAZIO, RODRIGO; CUKIER, ALBERTO; STELMACH, RAFAEL; DAL CORSO, SIMONE. COPD Assessment Test (CAT) is a Valid and Simple Tool to Measure the Impact of Bronchiectasis on Affected Patients. COPD-Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, v. 15, n. 5, p. 512-519, . (13/02851-8)

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