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Table 1 The criteria for asthma severity score

From: Improvement in symptoms and pulmonary function of asthmatic patients due to their treatment according to the Global Strategy for Asthma Management (GINA)

Symptom Frequency Score
Night wheezing None 0
  Sleeping well with a little wheezing 1
  Waking once at night 2
  Waking most of night 3
Night cough None 0
  Sleeping well with a little cough 1
  Waking once at night 2
  Waking most of night 3
Exercise cough and wheezing No existence during strong exercise 0
  Existence only during strong exercise 1
  Existence during climbing stairs 2
  Existence during ordinary activity 3
Morning cough, tightness, and wheezing None 0
  Existence in case of exertion 1
  Mild symptoms without exertion 2
  Waking at the morning due to symptoms 3
Day time cough, tightness, and wheezing None 0
  Once a day 1
  Two or more times a day 2
  Affecting day time activity 3
Total score   16