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Prospective Study on Asthma Control (PRISMA)

This study has been completed.
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Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. Identifier:
First received: April 23, 2010
Last updated: January 31, 2011
Last verified: January 2011

Accordingly, the new update of the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines 2006 is based on the control of the disease and attempts to quantify and graduate the level of control by using a classification of asthmatic subjects into controlled,partly controlled and uncontrolled groups.

Achieving and maintaining optimal asthma control is a major goal of asthma management. Although the results of clinical trials advocate that asthma control can be reached in most patients, there is evidence that many subjects with asthma have poorly controlled disease and that there is a significant gap between the treatment goals and the current level of asthma control achieved in the general population.

The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of uncontrolled and partly controlled asthma in Italy using a patient-based tool such as Asthma Control Test.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Cross-sectional and Prospective Observational Study Aimed to Assess the Prevalence of Uncontrolled and Partially Controlled Asthmatics in Italy and the Prevalence of Uncontrolled/Partially Controlled Patients Achieved Asthma Control After 12 Months

Further study details as provided by Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Asthma control test score [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • EuroQoL test score [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Enrollment: 2875
Study Start Date: January 2009
Study Completion Date: November 2010
Primary Completion Date: October 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Asthmatic patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written informed consent obtained
  • Male or female patients with asthma diagnosis (at least 6 months)
  • ability to understand and fill in questionaires

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients included in a clinical trial within the last 12 weeks
  • Patients with serious illnesses
  • Pregnant women
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01110460

Sponsors and Collaborators
Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.
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Study Director: Claudio Terzano Policlinico Umberto I Roma
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Gabriele Nicolini, Chiesi Farmaceutici Identifier: NCT01110460     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PRISMA
Study First Received: April 23, 2010
Last Updated: January 31, 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
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