Table 4. Physician-Reported Challenges in Delivering Asthma Care Before Participation in the Group Self-Assessment Module (SAM) (n = 38)
Major Challenges That Are Never or Rarely a ProblemRespondents (%)
Assessment of severity31.6
Assessment of control (eg, using ACT or ATAQ)18.4
Planned visits23.7
Use of action plans7.9
Environmental assessment18.4
Use of inhaled steroids for persistent asthma81.6
Making the diagnosis62.5
Allergy evaluation42.1
Time constraints for evaluation21.0
Treatment grids39.5
Referral criteria63.2
  • * P < .05.

  • ACT, Asthma Control Test; ATAQ, Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire.