New Tool Helps Children Get Asthma Under Control

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Asthma Under Control

A simple, new questionnaire can identify children with poorly controlled asthma who needlessly suffer asthma symptoms that limit their daily activities. Andy Liu , M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics at National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Monday described the development of the test and research demonstrating its validity and clinical utility during the annual meeting of the American College of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology in Anaheim.

"Many patients needlessly limit their exercise, awaken at night and miss school or work because of poorly controlled asthma," said Dr. Liu. "The seven questions in the Childhood Asthma Control Test (pdf -1.23 mb)

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