Measuring asthma control is the first step to patient management: a literature review.

@article{Halbert2009MeasuringAC,
  title={Measuring asthma control is the first step to patient management: a literature review.},
  author={Ronald J Halbert and David G. Tinkelman and Denise R. Globe and Shao-Lee Lin},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  year={2009},
  volume={46 7},
  pages={659-64}
}
Asthma control is recognized as a critical aspect of the evaluation and management of the disease. Here we evaluate and compare existing instruments for measuring asthma control in an attempt to evaluate their clinical utility. Based on a literature review, we identified validated instruments used to assess asthma control in adults. We examined the specific measurement properties and the strengths and weaknesses of each instrument, and evaluated a single instrument, the Asthma Control… CONTINUE READING

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