[Paper #2] Validation of a questionnaire (CARAT10) to assess rhinitis and asthma in patients with asthma

J. A. Fonseca1,2,3, L. Nogueira-Silva1, M. Morais-Almeida4, L. Azevedo1,3, A. Sa-Sousa1, M. Branco-Ferreira5, L. Fernandes6 & J. Bousquet7 Abstract Background and aim: The Control of Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Test (CARAT) was developed to be used in the concurrent management of these diseases, as recom- mended by the Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma…

[Paper #1] Control of allergic rhinitis and asthma test – a formal approach to the development of a measuring tool

Luis Nogueira-Silva1, Sonia V Martins1, Ricardo Cruz-Correia2, Luis F Azevedo2, Mario Morais-Almeida3, António Bugalho-Almeida4, Marianela Vaz5, Altamiro Costa-Pereira2 and Joao A Fonseca*6 Abstract Background: The concurrent management of allergic rhinitis and asthma (ARA) has been recommended by Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) guidelines. However, a tool capable of assessing simultaneously the control of…