Evaluation of an intervention to improve successful completion of the Mini-AQLQ: comparison of postal and supervised completion

Hilary Pinnock, Aziz Sheikh, Elizabeth F Juniper

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Previous postal administration of Mini Asthma-related Quality of Life Questionnaire (Mini-AQLQ) (validated for self-completion under supervision) resulted in 12.7% completion error rate.

AIMS: To administer the Mini-AQLQ by post with instructions, and to compare completion errors with our previous study and usable response rate with supervised self-completion.

METHOD: The Mini-AQLQ, with an instruction sheet, was posted to 96 participants from UK general practice, for completion 1 week before supervised self-completion in the surgery.

RESULTS: 94/96 (98%) postal questionnaires were returned: the error rate of 10.6% was similar to our previous study (postal versus previous: 10/94 versus 23/181: P=0.62). 86/96 (90%) attended for supervised completion with no completion errors (supervised versus postal: 0/86 versus 10/94: P</=0.01) Overall usable response rates were similar. (supervised versus postal: 86/96 versus 84/96, P=0.65).

CONCLUSION: Our instruction sheet did not significantly reduce postal completion errors, however the good postal return rate achieved comparable overall usable response rates to supervised administration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-41
Number of pages6
JournalPrimary Care Respiratory Journal
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

Keywords

  • Journal Article

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