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 – Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire

Responsiveness Schatz et al 13 reported that changes in ACT scores were strongly correlated with changes in ACQ scores, moderately correlated with changes in specialist control ratings, and weakly correlated with change in percent-of-predicted FEV 1 values.

Guidelines awthma management of asthma in adults: 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. J Korean Med Sci ; 23 asyhma BMC Pulm Med ; 9: Follow CDCasthma on Twitter to learn more about helping people with asthma live healthier lives by gaining control over their asthma.

Accessed May, 15, Measurement properties and interpretation of three shortened versions of the asthma control questionnaire. Accuracy is the ability of the tool to distinguish between different patients’ categories ie, different levels of asthma control against a criterion measure.

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Eur Respir J ; 9 4: The cACT has been validated more than any other asthma control assessment tool for children with asthma, and, therefore, it has been designated as a core outcome for NIH-initiated participant characterization and for observational studies.

Also, when the 4 versions were compared with each other, substantial concordances in both cross-sectional and longitudinal validity were noted. The objective of this study was to evaluate a relatively low-cost managed care organization, worksite-based, employee education program designed to improve control of asthma in workers.

Ann Thorac Med ; 3 2: An ACQ score has a range from 0 totally controlled to 6 severely uncontrolled. Chest ; 1: Respirology ; 17 2: We only request your email address so that the person you are recommending the page to knows that you wanted them to see it, and that it is not junk mail. Knowledge of the psychometric properties of asthma control assessment tools is critical to ensure that the tool selected will measure the desired outcome.


We do not capture any email address. Dis Manag ; 7 4: Eur Respir J ; 36 2: The minimum clinically important difference for the LASS scores was defined for the adult population only.

Participants completed the ATAQ at baseline, at the end of the 2-month program, and 4 and 12 months after the program. International consensus report on diagnosis and treatment of asthma. 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. Allergy ; 60 ATAQ scales were evaluated using correlations with measures of health status, asthma impact, and healthcare utilization.

Topics included symptoms of asthma; recognition of triggers and warning signs of asthmatic attacks; medications and other treatments for asthma; use and care of peak flow meters, nebulizers, and metered-dose inhalers; handling of emergencies; and ways to keep an asthma diary.

Validity of Asthma Control Test in Chinese patients. Subsequently, responses for each of the 5 items are summed to yield a score ranging from 5 poor asthma control to 25 complete asthma control. J Allergy Clin Immunol ; 1: However, a more recent study by Olaguibel et al 63 reported poor correlation between these cutoff points and the GINA guidelines’ classification of asthma control.

The association between asthma control and health care utilization, work productivity loss and health-related quality of life. The minimally important difference of the Asthma Control Test. Accuracy Although the design of the LASS specifies that a higher score indicates astmha symptoms, the cutoff values that distinguish between patients’ different levels of asthma control have not been established. J Asthma ; 44 Development and cross-sectional validation of the Childhood Asthma Control Test.


The Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire (ATAQ) for children and adolescents.

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.

Accuracy An ATAQ score of 1 or greater was used as an established cutoff value for uncontrolled versus controlled asthma. Thus, clinicians ssthma only atzq to review the results of the psychometric properties of tools, but they need to also consider whether the tool was evaluated with a similar population and in a similar setting as their intended use.

The targeted patient age is another difference among tools. Asthma and lower airway disease: 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.

Adults with Asthma

This finding limits the ability to use these tools interchangeably. Can Respir J ; 9 6: Respondents are graded as either having or not having a control astma in each one of these 4 items; the item scores are then summed to provide a total, which ranges from 0 no asthma control problems to 4 4 asthma control problems.

Determining a minimal important change in a disease-specific quality of life questionnaire.

Both tools have been validated for use as self-administered tools in person, at home, 40 or by telephone 26 and in different languages. This review examines asthmx 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.

Association of asthma control with health care utilization: Chest ; 5: