TABLE 5

Mean, confidence intervals and n-values for questionnaire scores at different levels of estimated annual cumulative oral corticosteroid dose

Estimated annual cumulative dose mg·year−1
0–11191120–14601461–36503651–6595>6595
SAQ score#n7721202115
4.52 (4.18–4.85)4.20 (3.49–4.91)4.29 (3.56–5.02)3.03 (2.52–3.55)2.29 (1.60–2.99)
MiniAQLQ score#n7122182015
4.45 (4.13–4.76)4.32 (3.60–5.03)4.33 (3.48–5.17)3.24 (2.63–3.85)2.65 (1.99–3.10)
ACT total#n7921212216
15.19 (13.99–16.39)16.14 (13.35–18.94)14.62 (11.27–17.97)11.14 (8.87–13.40)8.81 (6.84–10.79)
EQ-5D-5L scoren461713159
1.89 (1.64–2.15)2.02 (1.59–2.46)2.03 (1.49–2.57)2.67 (2.17–3.17)3.40 (2.81–3.99)
EQ-5D-VAS#n481513159
66.85 (60.33–73.38)71.67 (63.38–79.95)60.15 (47.34–72.97)57.67 (48.86–66.48)22.56 (7.97–37.14)
SAQ-global score#n7521212215
61.45 (56.90–66.01)62.76 (54.15–71.37)54.52 (44.37–64.67)47.95 (38.78–57.12)25.67 (15.64–35.70)

Data are presented as mean (95% CI), unless otherwise stated. SAQ: Severe Asthma Questionnaire; MiniAQLQ: Mini Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire; ACT: Asthma Control Test; VAS: visual analogue scale. #: a lower score indicates low quality of life/health; : a high score indicates poor health.