The Global Asthma Network Manual for Global Surveillance:

Prevalence, Severity, Management 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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Note: If the pdf opens in an internet browser rather than with Adobe Acrobat Reader, in some browsers some of the formatting may not display correctly - for example the boxes in section 20.1 may not show up. If you have difficulty viewing the pdf document in your browser, please right click the link above and choose "save link as" from the list of options. This will allow you to save the pdf to your computer and open it using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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