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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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.

Adults with Asthma

The Childhood Asthma Control Test: 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.

Responsiveness Changes in the cACT scores correlated well with changes in specialists’ ratings of asthma control asthms correlated poorly with changes in peak expiratory flow rate.

Asthma accounts for an estimated 3 million staq lost each year in the United States and for reduced worker productivity.

These tools are simple and easily completed by patients to facilitate an objective assessment of asthma management.

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Respondents are graded as either having or not having a control problem 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. Clinical assessment of asthma symptom control: Quantifying asthma symptoms in adults: Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire The ATAQ is a brief, self-administered tool, developed to identify individuals 18 y and older with possible asthma control problems.


For instance, they use different ranges for their scoring systems. Ideally, the complete 7-item ACQ should be used. Similarly, it is not uncommon for patients to overestimate how well their asthma is controlled, and, therefore, they under-report asthma symptoms and fail to recognize the impact that asthma has on their daily life.

Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol ; 1 3: The minimum clinically important difference for the ACQ was found to be 0. ATAQ is a brief, item parent-completed questionnaire that generates indicators of potential care problems in several categories, including symptom control, behavior and attitude barriers, self-efficacy atas, and communication gaps.

Prim Ata Respir J ; 18 1: Asthma management plan, Respir Res ; Accessed May, 15, Thank you for your interest in spreading the word on American Association for Respiratory Care. Relying solely on the role of lung function tests is insufficient to reflect the status of asthma control, since patients with asthma ahaq have normal spirometry between exacerbations.

April 27, Content source: Eur Respir J ; 36 6: Seventy six adults enrolled in the asthma education program. Therefore, 3 shortened versions of the ACQ were developed and validated: The LASS had a high internal consistency in both adult and child populations.

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Validity astjma reliability evidence of the Asthma Control Test: Respir Med ; 9: Eur Respir J ; 31 1: Benefits to the employer included the prospect of increased productivity reflecting a potential reduction in absences from work and impaired work performance, enhanced employee morale, and decreased medical claims.


In a prospective study, 72 subjects’ ATAQ scores at baseline were significantly associated with asthma-specific health-related quality of life at follow up Mini Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire: Association of asthma control with health care utilization: Nevertheless, the LASS was the only tool reviewed above that evaluated the risk of asthma exacerbations as part of its assessment. Because those tools were designed to capture the overall level of asthma control, there are many similarities in their content.

Nonetheless, considerable differences between them still exist. Korean J Pediatr ; 55 9: A new perspective on concepts of asthma severity and control.

Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire (ATAQ)

J Asthma ; 46 7: The cACT has been validated more than any other asthma control assessment tool for children with asthma, and, therefore, it has been astgma as a core outcome for NIH-initiated participant characterization and for observational studies. The seventh item is the percent-of-predicted FEV 1 before bronchodilator, which is recorded by a clinician.

Eur Respir J ; 5 5: The minimum clinically important difference for the LASS scores was defined for the adult population only. Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol ; 11 4: Validity of Asthma Control Test in Chinese patients. Change in asthma control over time: Reliability and aatq of Childhood Asthma Control Test atzq a population of Chinese asthmatic children. Reliability The ACQ has shown high reliability in adult subjects who remained clinically stable between consecutive visits to the clinic an intraclass correlation coefficient of 0.