Pulmonary and Critical Care
The aim of our study was to assess asthma control among asthmatics at a tertiary care setting in Karachi using ACT questionnaire. The ACT questionnaire was filled by known asthmatics in January 2007. A total of 150 questionnaires were filled of which, 61 (40%) were males and 89 (60%) females. Mean ACT score was 17.71 +/- 4.41. Association between sex and asthma control was not statistically significant. Significant association was seen with asthma control and Ipratropium bromide inhaler. Asthma control among patients at a tertiary care centre is moderate. ACT can be used to follow patients in the hospital.
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
(2009). Assessment of asthma control using the asthma control test at a tertiary care centre in Karachi, Pakistan. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 59(3), 173-6.
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