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Table 3 Correlation detections with questionnaires and scores

From: Wheeze and cough measurements at night in children with respiratory symptoms

  VCD-N VCD-D ACT PCQ PC-QoL Score-NS
Coughing
N= 35 34 17 19 7 12
Episodes with cough r 0,48** 0,41* 0,05 0,07 −0,33 0,42
p-value 0,00 0,02 0,85 0,76 0,47 0,17
Number of coughs r 0,42* 0,46** 0,07 0,08 −0,26 0,71**
p-value 0,01 0,01 0,79 0,73 0,56 0,01
Wheezing
N= 34 33 17 19 7 11
Episodes with wheezing r 0,21 0,11 −0,03 −0,07 −0,44 0,07
p-value 0,23 0,52 0,89 0,78 0,32 0,84
Number of wheezes r 0,22 0,08 −0,03 −0,07 − 0,43 0,08
p-value 0,22 0,66 0,90 0,78 0,34 0,82
Wheezes at expiration only r 0,11 0,15 0,06 -0,07 0,69 0,09
p-value 0,56 0,43 0,81 0,78 0,13 0,78
  1. VCD-D verbal category descriptive score for cough at daytime, VCD-N verbal category descriptive score for cough at nighttime, ACT Asthma Control Test, Score-NS score for cough during recording as perceived by nursing staff (only in-patients), PCQ pediatric cough questionnaire, PC-QoL parent-proxy quality of life questionnaire for pediatric chronic cough; p-value: two-tailed p-value of Pearson’s correlation; *: correlation between subjective score and objective recording results with p < 0,05; **: correlation with p < 0,01