Chapter 118. Outcome Measures in Asthma Management

  1. William W. Busse MD1 and
  2. Stephen T. Holgate BSc, MD, FRCP2
  1. Paul W. Jones

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch48

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

How to Cite

Jones, P. W. (2000) Outcome Measures in Asthma Management, in Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition (eds W. W. Busse and S. T. Holgate), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch48

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine Head, Clinical Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, Department of Medicine, Madison Wisconsin, USA

  2. 2

    Clinical Professor of Immuno-Pharmacology, Medical Specialties, Southampton General Hospital, Youthampton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632041756

Online ISBN: 9780470694923



  • asthma management;
  • bronchial hyperactivity;
  • functional residual capacity;
  • diary cards;
  • sleep disturbance


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Purposes of Monitoring Outcome in Asthma

  • Testing Outcome Measures

  • Bronchial Hyperactivity

  • Forced Expiratory Manoeuvres

  • Diurnal Variation in Peak Expiratory Flow Rate in Stable Asthma

  • Functional Residual Capacity

  • Diary Cards

  • Event-Free Days

  • Outcomes in ‘Poor Perceivers’

  • Health-Status Questionnaires

  • Nitric Oxide

  • Eosinophil Products

  • The Value of Outcomes Assessment

  • Recommendations

  • References