Oberger and Engstrom graded the severity of symptoms in a child with asthma. The authors are from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
(4) able to move about
(5) using accessory muscles
• Anxiety is often significant for a child in Grade 5.
Grade 6 refers to a child in respiratory failure and a depressed level of consciousness.
• The responses need to be consistent. For example, maximum use of accessory muscles would be unusual in the absence of wheezing.
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