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Table 1 Descriptive presentation of the questions that formed the questionnaire used in the study.

From: Assessing the knowledge of bronchial asthma among primary health care physicians in Crete: A pre- and post-test following an educational course

Questions 1–11 (general knowledge questions)
Q1: The WHO-NHLBI definition of bronchial asthma.
Q2: Factors that are correlated to an increase in the incidence of the disease.
Q3,Q4:Risk factors for the development of bronchial asthma.
Q5,Q10: Factors that trigger an asthma attack.
Q6: Elements from the clinical history that are useful for formulating the diagnosis
of bronchial asthma.
Q7: Laboratory – physiologic tests used for the diagnosis of the disease.
Q8: Estimation of the severity of an asthma attack by clinical signs and laboratory
test results.
Q9: Differential diagnosis of bronchial asthma.
Q11: Diurnal Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF) variation in the diagnosis of asthma.
Questions 12–20 ("attitudes questions")
Q12: Staging chronic asthma according to the severity and frequency of symptoms
and to the PEF results. (Clinical cases).
Q13: Pharmacological treatment of an imaginary patient with stage II bronchial
asthma. (Clinical case).
Q14: Pharmacological treatment of an imaginary patient with stage III bronchial
asthma. (Clinical case).
Q15: Management of bronchial asthma during pregnancy. Q16: Recognition of the stage and medicament choice for an imaginary patient with
stage III bronchial asthma. (Clinical case).
Q17: Management of chronic nocturnal cough in asthmatic patients.
Q18: Alarming clinical signs during an acute asthma attack that compel an urgent
referral of a patient to the hospital.
Q19: Use of the inhaled corticosteroids in the management of chronic versus acute
bronchial asthma.
Q20: Instructions for the patients: When should they seek immediate medical care.