To assess level of asthma control and to identify possible disease management problems for patients with asthma. Surveys were mailed to a random sample of eligible participants, including the ACT, the Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire (ATAQ), Mini Asthma. The Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire (ATAQ), developed and distributed by Merck & Company, Inc., was used to evaluate the.

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ATAQ scales were evaluated using correlations with measures of health status, asthma impact, and healthcare utilization.

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Assessment of asthma control and severity. Accurate assessment of asthma control is difficult due to the complexity of asthma control and due to the limitations in the traditional methods of assessment, such as lung function tests, physician assessment, and patients’ self-assessment.

The mean score for control barriers showed a positive trend, declining from 1. J Asthma ; 49 3: Eur Respir J ; 32 3: The ATAQ was also used to assess the economic burden of uncontrolled asthma. Am J Manag Care ; atsq Asthma control measurement using five different questionnaires: The authors have disclosed no conflicts of interest. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol ; 99 6: Initially, the LASS was developed as an English and Spanish symptom scale to measure asthma control in children of non-English-speaking populations.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract ; 2 1: Before entering the program, each participant completed a computerized health-risk appraisal that elicited behavioral and other health information and included atshma of blood pressure, serum cholesterol, and height and weight to calculate body mass index. The total scores were lower after resolution of asthma exacerbation compared with the scores during the exacerbation. Asthma accounts for an estimated 3 million workdays lost each year in the United States and for reduced worker productivity.

Korean J Pediatr ; 55 9: Evaluation of a short form for measuring health-related quality of life among pediatric asthma patients. Sullivan astnma al 68 reported that the costs for uncontrolled asthma, as indicated by the ATAQ score, were more than double those with scores indicating controlled asthma.

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J Korean Med Sci ; 23 4: The ATAQ is a brief, self-administered tool, developed to identify individuals 18 y and asthmaa with possible asthma control problems. Childhood Asthma Control Test and airway inflammation evaluation in asthmatic children. Correlation between the Korean version of asthma control test and health-related quality of life in adult asthmatics.

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Economic burden of asthma: Can Respir J ; 9 6: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol ; 93 5: Skip directly to search Skip directly to Qsthma to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content. Those children had a lower mean percent-of-predicted FEV 1had more frequent prescriptions to step-up therapy, and were more frequently rated as having severe asthma compared with those who scored 13— Overall validity of the ACT has been assessed more than any other asthma control assessment tool.

Asthma continues astham be a common taaq associated with high mortality and high economic and social tolls despite the advances in the understanding of the pathophysiology of asthma, the availability of effective preventive therapy, and the availability of international treatment guidelines.

Measuring asthma control is the first step to patient management: The LASS is composed of 8 items that assess the frequency of cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, asthma attacks, chest pain, nocturnal symptoms, and overall perception of asthma severity over the previous 4 weeks. Responsiveness Changes in the cACT scores correlated well with changes in specialists’ ratings of asthma control but correlated poorly with changes qsthma peak expiratory flow rate.

It is estimated that million people of all ages and diverse ethnicities suffer from asthma, and about 1 in every is estimated to die from asthma worldwide. Walking Through the Steps and Standards 2. Association of asthma control with health care qsthma and quality of life. Abstract Both the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report 3 and the Global Initiative for Asthma guidelines identify achieving and maintaining asthma control as goals of therapy, and they emphasize periodic assessment of asthma control once treatment is established.

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Both the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report atshma and the Global Initiative for Astmha guidelines identify achieving and maintaining asthma control as goals of therapy, and they emphasize periodic assessment of asthma control once treatment is established.

Asthma Control Assessment Tools

Introduction Asthma continues to be a common disease associated with high mortality and high economic and social tolls despite the advances in the understanding of the pathophysiology of asthma, the availability of effective preventive therapy, and the availability of international treatment guidelines.

Reliability and predictive validity of the Asthma Control Test administered by telephone calls using speech recognition technology.

The questionnaire assesses the level of asthma control during the prior 4 weeks by asking the patient about: Describing and Focusing 3A. This paper describes testing of the internal consistency and construct validity of the instrument.

J Allergy Clin Immunol ; 3 Suppl: Changes in the cACT scores correlated well with changes in specialists’ ratings of asthma control but correlated poorly with changes in peak expiratory flow rate. For the ACT, a difference of 3 points has been shown to be a significant minimum clinically important difference. Validation and psychometric properties of the Asthma Control Questionnaire among children.

Characteristics of Asthma Control Assessment Tools.

BMC Pulm Med ; 9: Analysis of a multinational cross-sectional survey. Chest ; 5: Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir. Asthma and lower airway disease: