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  • The Global Asthma Network researches ways of reducing the burden of asthma

  • The Global Asthma Network promotes access to appropriate asthma management

  • The Global Asthma Network stimulates and encourages capacity building in LMICs

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The Global Asthma Network Manual for Global Surveillance:

Prevalence, Severity and Risk Factors

This manual has been updated as of 22 February 2016. If you visited or downloaded the manual before this date, please replace it with this latest version.

1. What is the Global Asthma Network?

2. Global Surveillance Project: Prevalence, Severity and Risk Factors

3. Administration of the project

4. Scientific background of ISAAC

5. Methods

6. Data handling and analysis

7. Study instruments for 13/14 year olds

8. Study instruments for 6/7 year olds

9. Study instruments for adults

10. Validation of instruments

11. Ethics Committee approval

12. Expression of interest

13. Registration Document

14. Centre Report

15. Model for Approaching Schools and Additional Information for Fieldwork

16. Model for Approaching Parents

17. Field work

18. Guidelines for the Translation of Questionnaires

19. Coding and Data Transfer Section

20. Detailed Guidelines for fieldworkers

21. Contact addresses of the Global Asthma Network Steering Group, GAN Global Centre and Data Centres

22. Bibliography

Note: This manual has been updated as of 10 September 2015. If you visited or downloaded the manual before this date, please replace it with this latest version.

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