Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica     
Bellia V., Pistelli F., Giannini D., Scichilone N., Catalano F., Spatafora M., Hopps R., Carrozzi L., Baldacci S., Di Pede F., Paggiaro P., Viegi G. Questionnaires, spirometry and PEF monitoring in epidemiological studies on elderly respiratory patients. In: European Respiratory Journal, vol. 21 (supplement 40) pp. 21s - 27s. The European Respiratory Society, 2003.
Questionnaires are the most used subjective instrument of measurement in respiratory epidemiology. The standardisation of the questionnaires aims to limit bias by maximising validity and reliability, and comparability. Within the European Union project BIOMED1, a compendium of respiratory standard questionnaires (CORSQ) was developed for adults covering 18 topics from general information to early life events, through environmental risk factors and respiratory symptoms and diseases. Reliable spirometry data needs a rigorous quality control programme, as in the
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