|Support type:||Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation|
|Effective date (Start):||September 01, 2015|
|Effective date (End):||August 31, 2016|
|Field of knowledge:||Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy|
|Principal researcher:||Adriana Claudia Lunardi|
|Grantee:||Carina Tiemi Tiuganji|
|Home Institution:||Pró-Reitoria de Pós-Graduação, Pesquisa e Extensão. Universidade Cidade de São Paulo (UNICID). São Paulo , SP, Brazil|
BACKGROUND: The respiratory symptoms and impaired mobility have high prevalence among elderly. The association between both factors aged-related may lead to significant adverse outcomes. The use of questionnaires with adequate reproducibility is needed to researches and in the clinical practice. OBJECTIVES: To test the reproducibility (reliability, compliance and reliability) of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Study of Aging Life-Space Assessment questionnaire administered in elderly patients with chronic respiratory diseases as well as to test the correlation between mobility and dyspnea in this population. METHODS: The University of Alabama at Birmingham Study of Aging Life-Space Assessment questionnaire will be administered to 50 elderly patients with chronic respiratory diseases at baseline and after 15 days (test-retest). The questionnaire assessing dyspnea (Modified Dyspnea Index) is also be applied to the baseline. Reproducibility will be assessed by the reliability by intraclass correlation coefficient type 2.1 (CCI2,1), the agreement by the standard error of measurement (SEM) and minimum detectable difference with 90% confidence (DMD90), and internal consistency by Cronbach's Alpha. The correlation between mobility and dyspnea will be tested by Pearson's test. The level of significance will be set at 5%. EXPECTED RESULTS: we hope that the the University of Alabama at Birmingham Study of Aging Life-Space Assessment questionnaire has adequate reproducibility in elderly patients with chronic respiratory diseases and thus it can be used in intervention effect assessment and combination with other variables. In addition, we hope find a strong and negative correlation between mobility and dyspnea (higher dyspnea, lower mobility) in elderly patients with chronic respiratory diseases. Which could indicate that this questionnaire could be integrated in pulmonary rehabilitation programs to assess the social impact of respiratory symptoms in the elderly.