Evaluation of the asthma control test: a reliable determinant of disease stability and a predictor of future exacerbations.

@article{Ko2012EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the asthma control test: a reliable determinant of disease stability and a predictor of future exacerbations.},
  author={Fanny W. S. Ko and David S. C. Hui and Ting-fan Leung and Hong-yin Chu and Gary W K Wong and Alvin Hon Man Tung and Jenny C N Ngai and Susanna S S Ng and Christopher Kai Wei Lai},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={370-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE This study assessed the asthma control test (ACT) cut-off values for asthma control according to the Global Initiative for Asthma guideline in adults and the effectiveness of ACT scores in predicting exacerbations and serial changes in ACT scores over time in relation to treatment decisions. METHODS Subjects completed ACT together with same-day spirometry and fractional concentration of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) measurement at baseline and at 3 months. Physicians… CONTINUE READING
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