Development of a symptom based outcome measure for asthma.

  title={Development of a symptom based outcome measure for asthma.},
  author={N. W. Steen and Allen Hutchinson and Elaine McColl and Martin Paul Eccles and Jenny Hewison and Keith A. Meadows and S M Blades and Peter Fowler},
  volume={309 6961},
Measuring symptom specific health outcome is complex, but the methodologies now exist to develop measures with the appropriate properties. As one element of a major programme to develop multidomain health outcome measures for chronic disease, a symptom based measure for asthma care has been developed for use in general practice and outpatient departments. This article outlines the development process, which used a framework recently described in the theoretical literature to show the… CONTINUE READING

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