Asthma prediction with simple score

The tool was developed by studying the characteristics of 1200 one- to three-year-olds with wheeze or cough, focusing on non-invasive predictors that were easy for GPs to assess.

It includes 10 questions relating to sex, age, wheeze without colds, wheeze frequency, activity disturbance, shortness of breath, exercise- and air-born allergen-related wheeze and cough, eczema and parental history of asthma and bronchitis.

The maximum score is 15, corresponding to a 95% probability of having any asthma five years later. The sensitivity and specificity of the