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Description: The Childhood Asthma Control Test was developed for use by parents, caregivers, and patients age 4-11 years. It is a simple, five-question tool that is self-administered. The tool helps determine whether a patient’s treatment plan is working or if it needs to be adjusted.

Owner/Author: QualityMetric Incorporated
Year: 2015
Patient Population: Pediatric
Format: Fillable PDF, PDF
Relevant Quality Statement: Asthma Control

Decision Support Guidance

Who might use this tool?

  • Patients
  • Pediatricians
  • Family Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Respiratory Therapists
  • Certified Respiratory Educators

When might they use this tool?

  • When a patient and primary care provider want to determine if an asthma treatment plan is working to control their asthma, or if it might be time for a change

Why might they use this tool?

  • To help patients take appropriate action to better manage their asthma

What are important considerations when using this tool?

  • This tool is simple, 5-question tool that can be self-administered by patients
  • Clinically validated by specialist assessment and spirometry
  • Recognized by the National Institute of Health

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