Asthma is a common reason for adults and children to present to their GP. The condition has the potential to require admission to hospital and is still a cause of death. Appropriate assessment and treatment are essential. Are your skills up to date?
- The prevalence of asthma appears to be increasing in Australian children. Which of the following are true of childhood asthma?
a. peak flow measurements are reproducible and accurate in children under 5 years of age
b. asthma is responsible for more missed days of school than any other chronic condition
c. almost all asthma deaths that occur in childhood affect patients with a long history of severe asthma
d. wheeze is the most sensitive indicator of response to therapy
e. asthma management plans for children should be based more on symptoms than on peak flow measurements
The multiple choice questions in this quiz may have more than one answer.