Signs and Evidence

Making clinical sense of scientific data


Beware of the limitations of this tool

Asthma in adults

Calculated pretest probability: 4.46 %
Relevant inclusion criteria: Age > 18, 70 countries 


1Other allergic diseases
2Family history of allergic diseases

Clinical signs


Sources used:

1.Tomita K et al. A scoring algorithm for predicting the presence of adult asthma: a prospective derivation study. Prim Care Respir J. 2013 Mar;22(1):51-8
2.To T et al. Global asthma prevalence in adults: findings from the cross-sectional world health survey. BMC Public Health. 2012; 12: 204