Rushton developed a simple score for evaluating a child with asthma. The author is from Yale University.
(1) degree of wheezing
(2) chest retractions
degree of wheezing
asthma score =
= SUM(points for all 3 parameters)
• minimum score: 0
• maximum score: 9
• The higher the score the more severe the asthma.
• A score >= 4 indicated a more severe asthmatic episode.
• The responses need to be consistent. For example, definite cyanosis would be unusual for responses of negative wheezing and negative chest retractions.
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