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American Lung Association of New England Launches Online Asthma Control Test
Date:2/20/2009

Results To Offer New Insights on How Well Asthma is Controlled in New England

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association of New England (ALANE) has partnered with QualityMetric Incorporated of Lincoln, Rhode Island to offer an online survey and corresponding report that will help asthma sufferers learn how well their condition is being controlled and encourage them to discuss the results with their physician.

The Asthma Control Test(TM) (ACT(TM)) is a five-question health survey which takes an average respondent about two minutes to complete. Used to measure asthma control in individuals 12 years of age and older, the survey measures the elements of asthma control as defined by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). NHLBI has included ACT in their Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. ACT is a brief, reliable, and valid method of measuring asthma control. The ACT report was designed with input from some of the leading asthma clinicians in the U.S.

"New Englanders have significantly higher asthma rates than the rest of the country. ALANE wants to get a better handle on how well asthma is being controlled and how well people are living with asthma. The Asthma Control Test will give us an accurate snapshot of New England, state by state, and we'll be able to work with healthcare providers to increase asthma control and decrease triggers," says Robert Petix, Esq., chair of the Board of Directors of the American Lung Association of New England

"We are delighted to be offering the ACT to the American Lung Association of New England," says James E. Dewey, PhD, Chief Innovations Research Officer at QualityMetric. "This partnership is part of an overall initiative to put healthcare in the hands of the patient, to empower them to take better control of their health, and in this case, to better manage their asthma. Anyone can now go to '/>"/>

SOURCE American Lung Association of New England; QualityMetric
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