TABLE 4

Monitoring tools in research and in clinical practice

Research toolUse in clinical practiceComments
Symptoms/limitation of activities/use of ‚ÄÉreliever medicationYesYesAlso discuss adherence to maintenance medication; ensure proper inhalation technique
ExacerbationsYesYesReview exacerbations that have occurred and their potential triggers
Quality of life questionnairesYesNoDiscussing impact on daily life is part of normal clinical history
Composite asthma control measures, e.g. ACT or ACQYesNoShort recall window do not take exacerbations and exercise limitations into account
  • ACT: asthma control test; ACQ: asthma control questionnaire.