Predictors of asthma control in a random sample of asthmatic patients.

  title={Predictors of asthma control in a random sample of asthmatic patients.},
  author={Michael X Schatz and David M. Mosen and Mark Kosinski and William M. Vollmer and David J. Magid and Elizabeth P O'Connor and Robert S. Zeiger},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  volume={44 4},
The purpose of this study was to identify determinants of asthma control. Questionnaires were completed by a random sample of 570 members of a large managed care organization who were >or=35 years of age with utilization suggestive of active asthma. Asthma control was assessed buy the Asthma Control Test (ACT). Independent relationships were found between lower ACT scores and oral corticosteroid use (p < 0.0001), COPD (p < 0.0001), absence of regular specialist care (p = 0.006), higher BMI (p… CONTINUE READING