A parent completed questionnaire to describe the patterns of wheezing and other respiratory symptoms in infants and preschool children
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    • Colin VE Powell, Paediatrician
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      • Ben Shaw, Paul McNamara, A Solis

    Dear Editor

    We thank Dr van der Wouden for his congratulations at our attempt at validating this infant respiratory questionnaire.[1] We also welcome his comments regarding our methodology and statistics. The method for assessing test-retest reliability in the development of respiratory questionnaires has been and recommended by Chinn et al.[2] They recommend the use of the (weighted) kappa score and averag...

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    Questions on questionnaire development

    Dear Editor

    With interest I read the paper by Powell et al.[1] on the development of a questionnaire to describe respiratory symptoms in infants and preschool children. Because of the age of the children this is a difficult topic, and the authors are to be congratulated for their attempt. However, a number of questions arose when reading their paper.

    First of all, the method for assessing test-retest re...

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