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Table 2 Preschool children: the importance of each outcome listed in the phase 2 questionnaire, as scored by clinicians and parents

From: Development of a core outcome set for clinical trials in childhood asthma: a survey of clinicians, parents, and young people

  Clinicians (n = 43)    Parents (n = 23)   
Outcome Clinician rank Median (IQR) Number (%) scoring outcome in top 3 Parent rank Median (IQR) Number (%) scoring outcome in top 3
Nocturnal symptoms 1 4 (3, 4) 19 (44) 1= 4 (4, 4) 10 (43)
Exacerbations 2 4 (3, 4) 15 (35) 3 4 (4, 4) 7 (30)
Quality of life 3 3 (3, 4) 13 (30) 4 4 (3, 4) 5 (22)
Daytime symptoms 4 4 (3, 4) 11 (26) 10 4 (3, 4) 3 (13)
Death 5 4 (2, 4) 10 (23) 1= 4 (4, 4) 10 (43)
Hospital admission 6 4 (3, 4) 9 (21) 7 4 (4, 4) 4 (17)
Parent/child global assessment of control 7 4 (3, 4) 9 (21) 11 4 (3, 4) 3 (13)
Impact of asthma on the family 8 4 (3, 4) 8 (19) 16 4 (3, 4) 1 (4)
Use of reliever 9 3 (3, 4) 8 (19) 8 4 (3, 4) 4 (17)
Normal activities 10 4 (3, 4) 5 (12) 14 4 (3, 4) 2 (9)
Long-term AE 11 4 (3, 4) 7 (16) 13 4 (4, 4) 2 (9)
School attendance 12 3 (3, 4) 5 (12) 6 4 (3, 4) 5 (22)
Activity or exercise 13 3 (3, 4) 4 (9) 12 3 (2, 4) 3 (13)
GP/A + E attendance 14 4 (3, 4) 4 (9) 15 4 (3, 4) 2 (9)
Growth 15 3 (3, 4) 3 (7) 9 4 (3, 4) 3 (13)
Health-related problems when older 16 3 (2, 4) 0 5 4 (4, 4) 5 (22)
Short-term AE 17 3 (2, 3) 0 17 3 (3, 4) 0