Table 2. Physicians' Abstracted Adherence to Asthma Guidelines Before and 6 Months After a Group Self-Assessment Module (SAM)
Before SAM6 Months after SAM
Diagnosed according to NAEPP criteria48.380.2*
ACT or ATAQ used at last asthma visit11.253.3*
Planned asthma visit in the past year50.775.0*
Asthma action plan in chart8.154.1*
Controller medication prescribed for persistent asthma75.780.4
    ICS/LABA combination58.556.3
  • * P < .05.

  • ACT, Asthma Control Test; ATAQ, Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire; ICS, inhaled corticosteroid; LABA, long-acting β-agonist; LTA, leukotriene agonist; NAEPP, National Asthma Education and Prevention Program.