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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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Because those tools were designed to capture the overall level of asthma control, there are many similarities in their content. Respir Res ; Evaluation of a short form for measuring health-related quality of life among pediatric asthma patients.

This review examines the commonly used asthma control assessment tools in terms of content, psychometric properties, methods of administration, limitations, and ability to reflect the overall status of asthma control, which can aid clinicians in selecting the most appropriate tool for their needs. Subsequently, responses for each of the 5 items are summed to yield a score ranging from astha poor asthma control to 25 complete asthma control.

The targeted patient age is another difference among tools.

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The questionnaire assesses the level of asthma control during the prior 4 weeks by asking the patient about: Eur Respir J ; 31 1: Finally, responsiveness is the tool’s ability to detect important changes over time. Validation of the Arabic version of the Asthma Control Test. Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content.


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Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol ; 99 6: For the ACT, a difference of 3 points has been shown to be a significant minimum clinically important difference. ATAQ demonstrated good internal consistency and the hypothesized relationships to corresponding measures from existing instruments.

Asthma Control Questionnaire The ACQ is another multidimensional, standardized, patient-centered test and is the most widely used asthma control assessment tool in clinical trials. Respirology ; 17 2: The sum of responses on the ATAQ to these four questions created the control barrier score which ranged from 0 to 4. The relationship of asthma impairment determined by psychometric tools to future asthma exacerbations. Evaluation of asthma control by physicians and patients: Skip to main content.

Although the ACQ was initially developed for adult patients with asthma, its ability to quantify asthma control level in children was evaluated as well. This version was derived from the adult version developed by Vollmer et al.

Allergy ; 62 2: Multidiscip Respir Med ; 8 1: Other ATAQ components showed similar associations. Thinking About Design 4. The minimum clinically important difference for a tool is the smallest change in score that can be considered clinically important. However, a trained interviewer is required to administer the questionnaire to children 6—10 y old.

Assessment of asthma control and severity. Benefits to the employer included the prospect of increased productivity reflecting a potential reduction asthm absences from work and impaired work performance, enhanced employee morale, and decreased medical claims.

The total scores were lower after resolution of asthma exacerbation compared with the scores during the exacerbation. The ATAQ is a brief, self-administered tool, developed to identify individuals 18 y and older with possible asthma control problems.


Respir Med ; 9: A new perspective on concepts of asthma severity and control. Childhood Astmha Control Test and airway inflammation evaluation in asthmatic children.

J Allergy Clin Immunol ; 3: Asthma control was significantly associated with measures of physical health, psychosocial health, resource use, and family impact. As a result of the intervention, ATAQ scores wsthma improved.

J Allergy Clin Immunol ; 4: These tools are simple and easily completed by patients to facilitate an objective assessment of asthma management. Development and validation of a questionnaire to measure asthma control.

Adults with Asthma

Ideally, the complete 7-item ACQ should be used. April 27, Content source: Summary To facilitate an accurate and objective assessment of asthma control, tools that are multidimensional, simple, and relatively short and easy to administer have been developed.

Validity Lara et al 73 assessed the construct validity of the children’s version of the LASS score in a sample of Latino parents of children with asthma. Quality of life in asthma: Clinicians often overestimate the level of asthma control.

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Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire (ATAQ)

We do awthma capture any email address. In the developmental study, 73 the responsiveness of the LASS was assessed by measuring the changes in the total scores related to the changes in the health status. The ACQ is another multidimensional, standardized, patient-centered test and is the most widely used asthma control assessment tool in clinical trials.