Asthma Questionnaire questions

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  1. A6E Dad

    A6E Dad Member

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    Hello,
    I think a "yes" answer on the history form, indicating any history of "33. unusual shortness of breath" (even with 'no' on 32. asthma) would prompt the Asthma Questionnaire.

    On that questionnaire, the first question asks "which of the following have you been DIAGNOSED with: asthma, reactive airway disease, exercise induced bronchospasm, wheezing or shortness of breath, none of the these?

    All of those are specific diseases or conditions except wheezing or shortness of breath, which is a symptom right? If someone has had a symptom, but was definitively confirmed by a pulmonologist as not having asthma or any airway hyper responsiveness (based on MCCT and documented etc), would it be correct to state that none of those things were diagnosed?

    For example "shortness of breath" was reported by the patient as a symptom, but nothing was diagnosed after a full review.
    I think the reason the question is worded the way it is, is to make sure someone still answers 'yes' if they had wheezing but no formal diagnosis one way or the other.

    Want to be accurate and truthful, but want to avoid unnecessary problems.

    thank you,
     
  2. informe

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    @A6E Dad
    The word is "DIAGNOSED" with. Get the medical records from your pediatrician. If there is a diagnosis of any of the above then you have to say yes. If not, then say no.
    Don't get too worried. They will send your son/daughter to remedial. If there is no true history of asthma [diagnosed] or use of inhalers after the age of 12 [even if you have used it sporadically for viral fever induced temporary difficulty breathing] they will pass you [very likely and based on our experience] with or with out a lung function test.
     
  3. A6E Dad

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    thanks,
     
  4. Cerberi

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    Informe is absolutely correct. Don't create unnecessary problems. Be honest, but if not a diagnosis from a certified medical professional then you have nothing.
     

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