Table 1—

Comparison of asthma control between groups

Group
GPGP+SPESPEOverallp-value
1. During the past 4 weeks, for how much of the time did your asthma prevent you from getting as much done as normal at work or at home?0.000
 a) None of the time177 (38.7)199 (30.5)76 (53.1)452 (36.1)
 b) A little of the time126 (7.6)130 (19.9)31 (21.7)287 (22.9)
 c) Some of the time127 (27.8)251 (38.4)28 (19.6)406 (32.4)
 d) Most of the time22 (4.8)53 (8.1)6 (4.2)81 (6.5)
 e) All of the time5 (1.1)20 (3.1)2 (1.4)27 (2.2)
2. During the past 4 weeks, how often have you had shortness of breath?0.000
 a) Not at all79 (17.4)111 (17.2)50 (35.2)240 (19.3)
 b) Once or twice a week194 (42.7)238 (36.9)57 (40.1)489 (39.4)
 c) 3–6 times a week51 (11.2)72 (11.2)10 (7.0)133 (10.7)
 d) Once a day67 (14.8)74 (11.5)10 (7.0)151 (12.2)
 e) More than once a day63 (13.9)150 (23.3)15 (10.6)228 (18.4)
3. During the past 4 weeks, how often did your asthma symptoms (wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, chest tightness or pain) wake you up at night or earlier than usual in the morning?
 a) Not at all163 (35.7)214 (33.2)89 (62.7)466 (37.5)0.000
 b) Once or twice138 (30.3)194 (30.1)28 (19.7)360 (29.0)
 c) Once a week61 (13.4)75 (11.6)11 (7.7)147 (11.8)
 d) 2–3 nights a week54 (11.8)88 (13.6)5 (3.5)147 (11.8)
 e) ≥4 nights a week40 (8.8)74 (11.5)9 (6.3)123 (9.9)
4. During the past 4 weeks, how often have you used your rescue inhaler or nebulizer medication (such as salbuterol)?0.000
 a) Not at all96 (21.1)151 (23.6)70 (50.0)317 (25.7)
 b) Once a week or less107 (23.5)135 (21.1)40 (28.6)282 (22.9)
 c) A few times a week105 (23.1)150 (23.5)17 (12.1)272 (22.0)
 d) 1 or 2 times per day94 (20.7)120 (18.8)7 (5.0)221 (17.9)
 e) ≥3 times per day53 (11.6)83 (13.0)6 (4.3)142 (11.5)
5. How would you rate your asthma control during the past 4 weeks?0.000
 a) Completely controlled102 (22.3)135 (20.9)58 (40.6)295 (23.6)
 b) Well controlled237 (51.7)352 (54.4)62 (43.4)651 (52.2)
 c) Somewhat controlled74 (16.2)115 (17.8)15 (10.5)204 (16.3)
 d) Poorly controlled24 (5.2)29 (4.5)7 (4.9)60 (4.8)
 e) Not at all controlled21 (4.6)16 (2.5)1 (0.7)38 (3.0)
Level of asthma control<0.0001
 Correct117 (26.4)134 (21.5)72 (52.2)323 (26.8)
 Moderate178 (40.2)233 (37.5)43 (31.2)454 (37.7)
 Poor148 (33.4)255 (41.0)23 (16.7)426 (35.4)
  • Data are presented as n (%) unless otherwise specified. GP: general practitioner; SPE: specialist. Correct asthma control: items c, d or e were never checked for any of the five questions; moderately uncontrolled asthma: items c, d or e were checked for one or two questions; poor asthma control: items c, d or e were checked for at least three questions.