Overestimation of Impairment-Related Asthma Control by Adolescents

ArticleinThe Journal of pediatrics 158(6):1028-1030.e1 · March 2011with11 Reads
Impact Factor: 3.79 · DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.01.034 · Source: PubMed

    Abstract

    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.