Use of the PAQLQ Questionnaire and Spirometry to Assess the Control of Asthma in Adolescents


Olena Rechkina
Vira Stryzh
Serhii Rudenko


The objective: was to investigate the level of asthma control in adolescents using the PAQLQ questionnaire and spirometry.

Materials and methods. The study included 60 adolescents aged 12 to 18 years, patients with asthma, without clinical and functional signs of exacerbation. 43.4% of adolescents (26 people) had a controlled course, and 56.6% of children (34 people) had a partially controlled asthma.

Results. According to the results of bronchodilation tests 3 times more often showed a positive response when using a combined bronchodilator, compared with salbutamol (χ2y=4.37; p=0,04). The average increase in FEV1 was 1,4 times greater in children after the use of ipratropium bromide / fenoterol – 8,9±0,8%, compared with the results of the test using salbutamol – 6,2±0,6% (p<0,05).

After evaluating the results of spirometry, the proportion of children with incomplete asthma control was 63,3%. Detected 38,5% of patients with a total QOL PAQLQ <6 points in controlled asthma. After conducting a survey on the PAQLQ questionnaire and spirometric examination, the percentage of children with incomplete control of asthma increased 1,6 times from 43,3% to 73,3% (χ2=11,1; p<0,05).

Conclusion. Clinical monitoring is not always sufficient to properly assess the level of asthma control in adolescents. Consideration of several assessment methods makes it possible to more accurately determine the level of asthma control in a patient.


How to Cite
Rechkina, O., Stryzh, V., & Rudenko, S. (2021). Use of the PAQLQ Questionnaire and Spirometry to Assess the Control of Asthma in Adolescents. Family Medicine, (2-3), 80–85.
Author Biographies

Olena Rechkina, National Institute of Phthisiology and Pulmonology named after F. G. Yanovsky of the NAMS of Ukraine

Olena O. Rechkina,

Head of Department of Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergology

Vira Stryzh, National Institute of Phthisiology and Pulmonology named after F. G. Yanovsky of the NAMS of Ukraine

Vira O. Stryzh,

Department of Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergology

Serhii Rudenko, National Institute of Phthisiology and Pulmonology named after F. G. Yanovsky of the NAMS of Ukraine

Serhii M. Rudenko,

Department of Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergology


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