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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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.

Therefore, 3 shortened versions of the ACQ were developed and validated: 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: Asthma management plan, 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.

Eur Respir J ; 14 4: Respir Med ; 95 5: 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. 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 controlled according to specialists’ rating. 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.

Evaluation of asthma control by physicians and patients: Finally, responsiveness is the tool’s ability to detect important changes over time. 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.


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A trained clinical asthma nurse specialist conducted the sessions. Reliability concerns whether a tool is internally consistent or reproducible and, therefore, whether it consistently measures what it is intended to measure.

This version was derived from the adult version developed by Vollmer et al. Chest ; 4: The ACQ is another multidimensional, standardized, patient-centered test and is the most widely used asthma control assessment tool in clinical trials.

Prim Care Respir J ; 18 1: The standardized and mini versions of the PAQLQ are valid, reliable, and responsive measurement tools. 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. Responsiveness 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.

Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol ; 99 6: A new perspective on concepts of asthma severity and control.

J Korean Med Sci ; 23 aethma Also, a higher ATAQ score more control problems was associated with lower quality 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.

Determining a minimal important change in a disease-specific quality of life questionnaire. Eur Respir J ; 32 3: Reliability Nathan et al 9 reported high internal consistency of ayaq ACT score with specialists’ ratings among subjects with controlled asthma as well as subjects with uncontrolled asthma 0.

Association of asthma control with health care utilization and quality of life. The minimum clinically important difference for a tool is the smallest change in score that can be considered clinically important. Asthma Control Assessment Tools.


Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire (ATAQ)

The association between asthma control and health care utilization, work productivity loss ata health-related quality of life. Despite the fact that measures of lung function are infrequently performed because spirometry equipment is costly and is not always available, 79 these measures are considered an essential criterion of asthma control in both the GINA and NAEPP EPR-3 guidelines.

Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir. An ACQ score has a range from 0 totally controlled to 6 severely uncontrolled.

Asthma Control Questionnaire in children: Also, when the 4 versions were compared with each other, substantial concordances in both cross-sectional and longitudinal validity were noted. Change in asthma control over time: Validity and reliability evidence of the Asthma Control Test: Furthermore, the ACQ is the only tool included in the above review that comprises lung function as part of the asthma control measure.

ATAQ – Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire

J Allergy Clin Immunol ; 5 Suppl: Med Care ; 38 3: This paper describes testing of the internal consistency and construct validity of the instrument. April 27, Content source: Later, an adult version was developed.

Initially, the LASS was developed as an English and Spanish symptom scale to measure asthma control in children of non-English-speaking populations. 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. BMC Pulm Med ; 9: The reliability of the ATAQ has not been evaluated for the adult version.

Describing and Focusing 3A. The ATAQ was also used to assess the economic burden of uncontrolled asthma.