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Table 2 Monitoring business rules

From: Effect of a web-based chronic disease management system on asthma control and health-related quality of life: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

  Green Yellow Red
Symptoms No symptoms 1 symptom 2 symptoms and/or emergency visit
Overuse of rescue puffer* P < 150 250 > P ≥ 150 P250
Adherence to preventative medication# n/d ≥ 90% 90% > n/d > 70% n/d < = 70%
Exercise† number steps ≥ average number steps > 2/3 of average number steps < 2/3 of average
Action Plan Understanding% "Yes" to all questions N/A "No" to at least one question
  1. * (P = number of puffs corresponding to all FABA and combivent dispensed over last 3 months)
  2. # (quantity dispensed/3 months) [144]
  3. † Calculated once exercise monitoring questionnaire is completed 4 or more times (average is the mean value for the first three entries, × = the last steps entry)
  4. %Action Plan questions: do you understand what to do in your action plan?; Are you able to describe the signs or symptoms you have when your asthma is getting worse?)