You now have the ability to view a patient’s ACT or CAT score history in the Propeller Provider Portal. This new visualisation will appear as a colour-coded graph that will only appear for patients who have taken 2 or more assessments. For some programmes (as well as patients who use hubs), only one ACT/CAT will be assessed. In those situations, the ACT/CAT graph won’t appear (however, the single score will be visible).
We are excited about hearing your feedback about the ACT/CAT graph! Share your thoughts by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting your Propeller Customer Success Manager directly.
Asthma Control Test score
For asthma patients who have taken 2 or more Asthma Control Tests, the ACT score section will now appear in the patient detail view in the Provider Portal. The ACT is a patient-completed questionnaire used to assess asthma control in individuals of 12 years of age and older. There are 5 questions on a 1 to 5 point scale. The scores range from 5 (poor control of asthma) to 25 (complete control of asthma), with higher scores reflecting greater asthma control. An ACT score >19 indicates well-controlled asthma. The ACT score is used to assess asthma control and can help determine the level of treatment required to keep a patient’s asthma well controlled. Propeller has now added a graph to represent these scores over time, making it easier for both patients and care teams to visualise score progression.
Note: there is a difference between the ACT score and the Asthma Control Score.
The ACT is a self-administered and subjective test based on how the patient interprets their symptoms and daily functioning over the last 4 weeks. The data from this assessment will appear as a graph in the ACT score section.
The Asthma Control Score is based on the US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) guidelines to determine your level of asthma control. The Asthma Control Score is the measurement of the degree to which goals of therapy are met. The components measured for Asthma Control by Propeller are symptoms, night-time awakenings, reliever medication use and the patient’s ACT score. The Asthma Control Score will appear at the top of the patient details screen, in the ‘Patient Status & Contact’ section. For more information about the Asthma Control Score parameters, see this article.
COPD Assessment Test Score
The COPD Assessment Test (CAT) is a patient-completed questionnaire assessing several aspects of COPD including cough, sputum, breathlessness, chest tightness, confidence, activity, sleep and energy levels. There are 8 questions on a 1 to 5 point scale. CAT scores range from 0-40, with higher scores indicating the more severe impact that COPD may have on a person’s life. This score can help determine the best treatment plan. Propeller has now added a graph to represent these scores over time, making it easier for both patients and care teams to visualise progression. Please note that if a patient only takes the CAT once, a graph will not appear (however, the single score will be visible).