Tuesday, September 18, 2007

CYC - Tool Summary - Adult Asthma

CYC - Tool Summary - Adult Asthma: "The CompareYourCare asthma tool was created for adults living with asthma and focuses on getting proper care for asthma, learning how to manage asthma on a day to day basis, strategies for communicating with your doctor and achieving a symptom-free lifestyle. The core instrument is the FACCT Adult Asthma Survey. Scientific collaborators included researchers from Kaiser Northwest Center for Health Research, Rush-Presbyterian Primary Care Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, and American Academy of Allergy and Immunology. Key measurement sources include the MHCA Asthma Patients Medical Outcomes Study Health Survey and the Asthma Outcome Index. Key sources for coaching and feedback information include the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma, 1997, NAEPP Expert Panel Report Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma - Update on Selected Topics 2002, and the National Asthma Education and Prevention Project II Guidelines."

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