A randomized clinical trial of peak flow versus symptom monitoring in older adults with asthma.

@article{Buist2006ARC,
  title={A randomized clinical trial of peak flow versus symptom monitoring in older adults with asthma.},
  author={A. Sonia Buist and William M. Vollmer and Sandra Reitz Wilson and Elisabeth A Frazier and Arthur D. Hayward},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={174 10},
  pages={
          1077-87
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether peak flow monitoring has value above and beyond symptom monitoring when used as part of an asthma management plan. METHODS From a large managed-care organization, 296 adults, aged 50-92 yr, were recruited and randomly assigned in equal numbers to either use of symptoms or peak flow rate (twice daily or "as needed") for asthma monitoring, and monitored every 6 mo for 2 yr. Interventions were delivered in four 90-min small-group classes and included a personalized… CONTINUE READING

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