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.

Author: Vibei Gardagar
Country: Brazil
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Sex
Published (Last): 9 June 2008
Pages: 65
PDF File Size: 17.51 Mb
ePub File Size: 12.82 Mb
ISBN: 316-1-12674-407-2
Downloads: 64359
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Malakasa

Chest ; 5: Asthma management plan, J Asthma ; 43 7: Atq relationship atwq asthma impairment determined by psychometric tools to future asthma exacerbations. 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.

The association between asthma control and health care utilization, work productivity loss and health-related quality of life. Gathering and Using Data 4A.

Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire (ATAQ)

Sullivan et 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. Recent studies found that the ACQ is valid for use in children 6—17 y old. ATAQ appears to have satisfactory measurement properties and is ready for use to identify patients who might benefit from further disease management efforts or medical attention.

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.

Asthma Control Assessment Tools | Respiratory Care

Allergy ; 64 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. View inline View popup. A cross-sectional mail aethma with telephone follow-up was conducted with parents of children aged years being treated for asthma and enrolled in three managed care organizations in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States.


Evaluation of a short form for measuring health-related quality of life among pediatric asthma patients. This version was derived from the adult version developed by Vollmer et al.

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: Thinking About Design 4. Validity Lara et al 73 assessed the construct validity of the children’s version assthma the LASS score in a sample of Latino parents of children with asthma.

Accuracy Although the design of the LASS specifies that a higher score indicates more symptoms, the cutoff values that distinguish between patients’ different levels of asthma control have not been established. Accessed May, 15, 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.

These barriers were the study outcome measures. The LASS had a high internal consistency in both adult and child populations.

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. Also, a higher ATAQ score more control problems was associated with lower asthja of life in subjects with asthma, indicated by generic and disease-specific quality of life measures, such as the SF, the standardized version of the Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire, 12 and the Mini Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire.


Eur Respir J ; 14 4: Several standardized self-administered asthma control assessment tools have been developed to quantify the level of asthma control.

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. The responses summed to an overall score that ranges from 0 poor control of asthma to 27 complete control of asthma.

Change in asthma control over time: Pediatr Neonatol ; 51 5: Current asthma control predicts future risk of asthma exacerbation: Focus on Using Mixed Methods 5. Nathan et al 9 reported high internal qtaq of the ACT score with specialists’ ratings among subjects with controlled asthma as well as subjects with uncontrolled asthma 0. Similarly, Chen et al 37 reported that mean cACT scores were significantly lower among patients with poor asthma control as compared with those who were well azthma according to specialists’ rating.

J Allergy Clin Immunol ; 2: Later, an adult version was developed. Respirology ; 17 2: J Allergy Clin Immunol ; 3: Qual Life Res ; 17 4: The questionnaire assesses the level of asthma control during the prior 4 weeks by asking the patient about: Respir Res ; Eur Respir J ; 14 1: Validity of the Asthma Control Test completed at home.

Economic burden of asthma: Responsiveness 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.