Table 1.

Expanded Enrollment Factors

History of loss of consciousness, mechanical ventilation, or intensive care unit admission secondary to asthma
More than three prior hospitalizations due to asthma
Chronic or frequent systemic steroid use
Persistent moderate or severe airway obstruction while on medications
Poor adherence to prescribed treatment
Disregard of asthma symptoms by patient or family
Manipulative use of asthma
Age inappropriate self care
Dysfunctional family
Parent/staff conflict over asthma management