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Evaluation of Asthma Control using Patient Based Measures and Peak Expiratory Flow Rate

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214–18
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Patients over-estimate asthma control. Approximately 80% of patients attending specialist care in Trinidad have uncontrolled asthma. The Asthma Control Test and the Royal College of Physicians ‘three questions test’ evaluated disease control comparably. Formal evaluation of asthma control is recommended.

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Objective: Asthma control has not been formally evaluated in the Caribbean. This study evaluated disease control on The Asthma Control Test (ACT), The Royal College of Physicians “Three questions” for Assessing Asthma Control (RCP), peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) and patients’ self-assessment of control.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013
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