Real-life prospective study on asthma control in Italy: cross-sectional phase results.

@article{Allegra2012ReallifePS,
  title={Real-life prospective study on asthma control in Italy: cross-sectional phase results.},
  author={Luigi Allegra and Giovanni Cremonesi and Giuseppe Girbino and Eleonora Ingrassia and Serafino Antonio Marsico and Gabriele Nicolini and Claudio Terzano},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={106 2},
  pages={205-14}
}
OBJECTIVES To estimate the prevalence of partly controlled and uncontrolled asthmatic patients, to evaluate quality of life and healthcare resource consumption. METHODS Cross-sectional phase followed by a 12-month prospective phase. Asthma Control Test and the EQ-5D were used. RESULTS 2853 adult patients recruited in 56 Hospital Respiratory Units in Italy were evaluated: 64.4% had controlled asthma, 15.8% partly controlled asthma and 19.8% were uncontrolled. The mean (SD) EQ-5D score was 0… CONTINUE READING
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