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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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Asthma control measurement using five different questionnaires: Validity Lara et al 73 assessed the construct validity of the children’s version of the LASS score in a sample of Latino parents of children with asthma. ATAQ is a brief, item parent-completed questionnaire that generates indicators of potential taaq problems in several categories, including symptom control, behavior and attitude barriers, self-efficacy barriers, and communication gaps.

Asthma Control Assessment Tools

Respir Med ; 5: Responsiveness Changes in the cACT scores correlated well with changes in specialists’ ratings of asthma control but correlated poorly with changes in peak expiratory flow rate.

J Allergy Clin Immunol ; 2 Pt 1: AU – Clark, Rebecca D. Correlation questionnalre the Korean version of asthma questionnairre test and health-related quality of life in adult asthmatics. Dis Manag ; 7 4: Validation of a standardized version of the asthma quality of life questionnaire. The reliability of the ATAQ has not been evaluated for the adult version.

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. Asthma control, severity, and quality of life: Furthermore, the modes and settings in which those tools can be administered vary as well ie, in-person, at home, over the telephone, in various clinical settings, or over the internet. J Asthma ; 43 7: The association between asthma control and health care utilization, work productivity loss and health-related quality of life.


Later, an adult version was developed.

The Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire (ATAQ) for children and adolescents.

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. Also, a review by Halbert et aatq 10 highlighted the discrepancy between the content of most of the tools and the national and international guidelines.

Although the ACQ was initially developed for adult patients with asthma, its ability to quantify asthma control level in children was evaluated as well.

Also, a higher ATAQ score more control problems was associated with lower quality of life in subjects with asthma, indicated by generic and disease-specific quality of life measures, such as the SF, the standardized version of the Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire, 12 and the Mini Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire.

Ideally, the complete 7-item ACQ should be used. To facilitate an accurate and objective assessment of asthma control, tools that are multidimensional, simple, and relatively short and easy to administer have been developed. J Allergy Clin Immunol ; 3 Suppl: Extent, patterns, and burden of uncontrolled disease in severe or difficult-to-treat asthma.

The cACT astuma been validated more than any other asthma control assessment tool for children with asthma, and, therefore, it has been designated as a core outcome for NIH-initiated participant characterization and for observational studies.

J Allergy Clin Immunol ; 4: Clinical profile, health-related quality of life, and asthma control in children attending US asthma camps. This version was derived from the adult version developed by Vollmer et al.

ATAQ – Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire

Responsiveness Schatz et al 13 reported that changes in ACT scores were strongly correlated with changes in ACQ scores, moderately correlated with changes in specialist control ratings, and weakly correlated with change in percent-of-predicted FEV 1 values.


Overall validity of the ACT has been assessed more than any other asthma control assessment tool. Furthermore, the ACQ is the only tool included in the above review that comprises lung function as part of the asthma control measure.

J Allergy Clin Immunol ; 2: Pediatr Neonatol ; 51 5: Evaluation of a short form for measuring health-related quality of life among pediatric asthma patients.

Allergy ; 64 Ann Thorac Med ; 3 2: Asthma Control Questionnaire The ACQ is another multidimensional, standardized, patient-centered test and is the most widely used asthma control assessment tool in clinical trials.

Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol ; 1 3: Similarly, it is not uncommon for patients to questilnnaire how well their asthma is controlled, and, therefore, they under-report asthma symptoms and fail to recognize the impact that asthma has on their daily life.

International consensus report on diagnosis and treatment of asthma. The standardized and mini versions of the PAQLQ are valid, reliable, and responsive measurement tools. The cACT was developed in to assess asthma control in questionnaird 4—11 y old. National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. J Asthma ; 44 The queetionnaire questions, rated on 4-point Likert scale, include daytime and activity limitation due to asthma symptoms, nocturnal awakenings due to asthma, and self-perceptions of asthma; the caregiver-reported questions, rated on 6-point Likert scale, include asking about the child’s daytime and nocturnal symptoms.

Respondents are graded as either having or not having a control problem in each one of these 4 items; the item scores are then summed to provide a total, which ranges from 0 no asthma control problems to 4 4 asthma control problems.