Table 3. Physician-Reported Assessment and Perceptions of Asthma Treatment Guidelines Before, Immediately After, and 6 Months After a Group Self-Assessment Module (SAM)*
StatementAgreementBefore SAM (n = 39)Immediately after SAM (n = 39)6 Months after SAM (n = 32)
Inhaled steroids are recommended for all persistent asthmaticsAgree89.5100100
The approach to severity assessment is clear for me.Agree55.310086.2
There are four steps in the asthma classification system: mild intermittent, moderate intermittent, moderate persistent and severe persistent.Disagree47.484.259.4
I feel comfortable with my ability to assess control as recommended in the guidelines.Agree47.482.197.8
  • * Before SAM indicates the initial assessment of EPR-3 guidelines. Immediately after SAM and 6 months after SAM indicate questions related to perceptions of the NHLBI asthma guideline recommendations and format.

  • P < .05.

  • EPR-3, Expert Panel Report 3; NHLBI, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.