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Caimmi, D; Baiz, N; Tanno, LK; Demoly, P; Arnavielhe, S; Murray, R; Bedbrook, A; Bergmann, KC; De Vries, G; Fokkens, WJ; Fonseca, J; Haahtela, T; Keil, T; Kuna, P; Mullol, J; Papadopoulos, N; Passalacqua, G; Samolinski, B; Tomazic, PV; Valiulis, A; van Eerd, M; Wickman, M; Annesi-Maesano, I; Bousquet, J; MASK Study Group.
Validation of the MASK-rhinitis visual analogue scale on smartphone screens to assess allergic rhinitis control.
Clin Exp Allergy. 2017; 47(12):1526-1533
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Authors Med Uni Graz:
Tomazic Peter Valentin
Study Group Members Med Uni Graz:
Roller-Wirnsberger Regina

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Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) is a validated tool to assess control in allergic rhinitis patients. The aim of this study was to validate the use of VAS in the MASK-rhinitis (MACVIA-ARIA Sentinel NetworK for allergic rhinitis) app (Allergy Diary) on smartphones screens to evaluate allergic rhinitis symptoms and disease control. Each user filled 4 different VAS measuring overall, nasal, ocular, and asthma symptoms at least once. Following COSMIN guidelines, we evaluated internal consistency, (Cronbach's alpha coefficient and test-retest), reliability (intraclass correlation coefficients), sensitivity, and acceptability of the MASK-Rhinitis VAS. Between 1 August 2015 and 31 July 2016, the app was used 14 612 times in 15 countries. A total of 1225 users used it more than once, during the evaluated period. The tool resulted to be statistically satisfactory, showing excellent internal consistency (Cronbach's test > 0.84, test-retest > 0.7), reliability (>0.9), and acceptability. In addition, the tool had a good sensitivity when users (n = 521) answered the VAS twice in less than 3 hours. The MASK-rhinitis VAS is a reliable and valid tool to assess allergic control on smartphone screens, at the population level. © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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