The Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire (ATAQ) for children and adolescents was developed to assist clinicians and health plans to. Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire. The ATAQ is a brief, self- administered tool, developed to identify individuals (18 y and older) with. The Relationship of Asthma Control Categories Defined by the Asthma Control Test (ACT) and the Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire (ATAQ).
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asthm Thus, although each version is valid in its own right, the lack of consistent agreement between them and the guidelines may make it invalid to use them interchangeably. The minimum clinically important difference for ATAQ has not yet been established. Eur Respir J ; 36 6: Current asthma control predicts future risk of asthma exacerbation: J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract ; 2 1: Reliability and validity of Childhood Asthma Control Test in a population of Chinese asthmatic children.
Despite the reported merits of these tools, they are not without shortcomings.
Curr Opin Allergy Quesstionnaire Immunol ; 1 3: Revicki DWeiss K. Furthermore, the ACQ is the only tool questionnaird in the above review that comprises lung function as part of the asthma control measure. J Allergy Clin Immunol ; 3 Suppl: Multidiscip Respir Med ; 8 1: The ATAQ is a brief, self-administered tool, developed to identify individuals 18 y and older with possible asthma control problems. International consensus report on diagnosis and treatment of asthma.
Recent studies found that the ACQ is valid for use in children 6—17 y old. Chest ; 1: Those children had a lower mean percent-of-predicted FEV 1had more frequent prescriptions to step-up therapy, and were more frequently astjma as having severe asthma compared with those who scored 13— This finding limits the ability to use these tools interchangeably.
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In a month prospective study, 67 subjects with ATAQ scores of 3 or 4 ie, 3 or 4 control problems were 5 times more likely to be hospitalized, 5. Although the design of the LASS specifies that a higher score indicates more symptoms, the cutoff values that distinguish between patients’ different levels of asthma control have not been established. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol ; 99 6: The LASS is composed of 8 items that assess the frequency of cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, asthma attacks, chest pain, nocturnal symptoms, and overall perception of asthma severity over the previous 4 weeks.
However, a more recent study by Olaguibel et al 63 reported poor correlation between these cutoff points and the GINA guidelines’ classification of asthma control. The costs of asthma. Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire The ATAQ is a brief, self-administered tool, developed to identify individuals 18 y and older with possible asthma control problems.
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Measuring quality of life in the parents of children with asthma. ATAQ appears to have satisfactory measurement properties and is ready questionnaife use to identify patients who might benefit from further disease management efforts or medical attention.
J Asthma ; 49 3: Asthma continues to be a common disease associated with high afaq and high economic and social tolls despite the advances in the understanding of the pathophysiology of asthma, the availability of effective preventive therapy, and the availability of international treatment guidelines.
J Allergy Clin Immunol ; 2 Pt 1: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol ; 93 5: Eur Respir J ; 36 2: Each item is scored on a 5-point scale with the descriptors: Asthma management plan, Despite the xsthma that measures of lung function are infrequently performed because spirometry equipment is costly and is not always available, 79 these measures are considered an essential criterion of asthma control in both the GINA and NAEPP EPR-3 guidelines.
The Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire (ATAQ) for children and adolescents.
Reliability The ACQ has shown high reliability in adult subjects who remained clinically stable between consecutive visits to the clinic an intraclass correlation coefficient of 0. Change in asthma control over time: Similarly, Chen et al 37 reported that mean cACT scores were significantly lower among patients with poor asthma control as compared with those who were well controlled according to specialists’ rating.
These tools are simple and easily completed by patients to facilitate an objective assessment of asthma management.