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.
Decision Support Guidance
Who might use this tool?
- 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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