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Table 4 – Longitudinal validity – comparison of the variation of CARAT10 with the variation of external measures of control

From: Control of Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Test (CARAT) can be used to assess individual patients over time

   Symptoms VAS Physician assessment
  ΔACQ5 ΔAll symptoms ΔBronchial/pulmonary symptoms ΔNasal symptoms ΔAsthma control ΔRhinitis control
ΔCARAT10 −0.63 −0.65 −0.52 −0.53 0.45* 0.31#
ΔRhinitis subscore −0.51 −0.52 −0.53 −0.56 0.44* 0.41*
ΔAsthma subscore −0.55 −0.60 −0.49 −0.28# 0.31# 0.24ª
  1. The correlations between the measures of similar domains are shown in bold.
  2. All correlations were statistically significant with p < 0.001, except * p < 0.01, # p < 0.05 and ª p = 0.09. ‡ did not meet the a priori predictions for the correlation coefficients: 1) 0.6–0.8 with ACQ5 and with the symptoms VAS; 2) 0.4–0.6 with the physician’s assessment.