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ISAAC - The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood Questionnaires

Name of questionnaire ISAAC - The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood Questionnaires
Type of questionnaire-description ISAAC was an epidemiological study following a survery of 2 million children worldwide to evaluate the prevalence of atopic disease in various ethnic backgrounds. The Q is self reported by parents and children to evaluate asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema in childhood
Number of items 21 items , core questionnaires to assess the prevalence and severity of asthma, rhinitis and eczema in defined populations
Number of domains & categories 3 under the sections Skin, Nose and Breathing
Name of categories/domains   3 under the sections Skin, Nose and Breathing
Scaling of items Typically yes/no
Scoring available: with permission or free Yes, free
Test-retest reproducibility Yes
Internal consistency
Validity Validated by many researchers in many different countries with variable results regarding consistency and reliability
Language Developed in English, but translated into many languages, Spanish, Portugese, German
Translations in other languages (if yes, then list the languages) Translated into many languages, Spanish, Portugese, German
Developer name ISAAC Steering Committee
Developer contact information http://isaac.auckland.ac.nz/contact.php
Availability of questionnaire: needs permission from developer, cost or freely available Non-ISAAC investigators may download and use the English language version of the ISAAC questionnaire for their own use. However, the source of the questionnaire should be acknowledged, and 'ISAAC' or ‘International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood’ must not be used in the title of any non-ISAAC publication. Please see the ISAAC Publications Policy for more details.
References (including original publication) Asher MI, Keil U, Anderson HR, et al . ERJ 1995 (8):483-91. Contains the questionnaire and rationale and methods behind the study.
Limitations Can be confusing, some instructions unclear
Link to the questionnaire (if available) http://isaac.auckland.ac.nz/resources/tools.php?menu=tools1.
Other comments Comprised of written questionnaire (WQ) and video questionnaire (VQ) research instruments, validated through pilot studies. The WQ is composed of three modules (asthma, rhinitis and atopic eczema), each comprising up to eight easily-understood, self-administered questions.
Last Reviewed: June 2016