Del Cuvillo A, Sastre J, Colás C, Navarro AM, Mullol J, Valero A.
Spanish investigators developed and validated a national version of the rhinitis control assessment test. This test is widely used to evaluate control of patients with allergic rhinitis.
They translated and adapted the original questionnaire to Spain and prospectively evaluated its properties in regard to its validity, reliability, responsiveness, size effect, minimal important difference and cut point score.
A total of 252 allergic rhinitis patients were included. Investigators found significant and strong correlations between the Spanish rhinitis control assessment test and the total nasal symptom score and the visual analogue scale. This assessment test managed to distinguish between patients with different severity or duration of allergic rhinitis and it also linearly correlated with the improvement of allergic rhinitis.
In conclusion, the adaptation to Spanish-speaking allergic rhinitis patients was successful and can be effectively used to measure control of allergic rhinitis symptoms.