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COPD Assessment Test Offers Reliable Measure of QOL For Patients With Bronchiectasis

Key clinical point: The COPD Assessment Test (CAT) is a valid and easy-to-use alternative to existing health-related quality of life (QOL) questionnaires in patients with bronchiectasis.

Major finding: The test showed strong internal consistency, repeatability, and validity.

Study details: Observational, multicenter, prospective analysis of survey use in 96 patients followed for up to 1 year.

Disclosures: Praxis Pharmaceutical funded the study. The authors have no disclosures.


De la Rosa CD et al. CHEST. 2019 Aug 22.