First Advisor

LeDuc, Karen

Thesis Committee Member(s)

McCallum, Colleen


McCallum, Colleen & Finn, Cris


Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice


Loretto Heights School of Nursing

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

105 pages


The purpose of the capstone project was to explore the efficacy of the ATAQ to assess for asthma control at each patient encounter. In addition, addressing asthma control at each care visit would improve asthma outcomes by implementing education that promotes asthma self-management. The goal of the capstone project was to improve asthma control assessment in the primary care setting and provide asthma education for children and the caregiver to improve asthma outcomes. The data analysis indicated asthma control improvement among subjects who received the asthma education intervention (p=0.011). In addition, there was a positive correlation with high ATAQ scores and an increase in reported HCU (p=0.770). Increased reported days of limited physical activities was significant (p=0.561) with high ATAQ scores. The data also indicated a moderately positive correlation with high ATAQ scores and increased reported numbers of missed school days/missed workdays by caregivers (p=0.435).

Date of Award

Summer 2013

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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