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Epidemiological diagnosis of asthma: methodological considerations of prevalence evaluation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3301394     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Within an epidemiological survey on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, before reporting data on the prevalence of bronchial asthma we checked the group of subjects defined as "pathological" by means of a suitable questionnaire and a group of "normals" as a control. We evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of the questionnaire, in comparison with a clinical evaluation made by two physicians and controlled the relationship among their results, non-specific bronchial hyperreactivity and skin tests. In particular the correspondence between diagnosis made by physicians from a clinical evaluation and that obtained by questionnaire was not satisfactory. We suggest the importance of employing physicians for an epidemiological approach to asthma, in absence of a valid objective criterion.
Authors:
I Cerveri; C Bruschi; M Ricciardi; L Zocchi; M C Zoia; C Rampulla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of epidemiology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0393-2990     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Epidemiol.     Publication Date:  1987 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-09-23     Completed Date:  1987-09-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508062     Medline TA:  Eur J Epidemiol     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  202-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Allergens
Asthma / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  immunology
Bronchial Provocation Tests
Female
Forced Expiratory Volume
Humans
Male
Methacholine Chloride
Methacholine Compounds / diagnostic use
Middle Aged
Questionnaires
Sensitivity and Specificity
Skin Tests
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Allergens; 0/Methacholine Compounds; 62-51-1/Methacholine Chloride

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