Overestimation of Impairment-Related Asthma Control by Adolescents

Center for Innovation in Chronic Disease Care, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA.
The Journal of pediatrics (Impact Factor: 3.79). 03/2011; 158(6):1028-1030.e1. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.01.034
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We investigated the concordance between adolescents' perceived and impairment-related asthma control. Based on self-reported medication use, symptoms, and activity limitations, most overestimated their impairment-related control (73.8%). Providers should ask detailed, structured questions to get the most comprehensive picture of a patient's impairment-related control so they can ultimately improve disease outcomes.

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