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A combination of open and closed questions will yield better patient data. The following details are facts of the patient’s case.
Established chief complaint
Asked about onset of symptoms
Asked about frequency and duration of SOB episodes
Asked about severity of symptoms
Asked about character of symptoms
Asked about cough
Asked about aggravating factors
Confirmed use of medications
Followed up about inhaler use
Followed up on exposure to allergy and asthma triggers
Asked detailed questions about asthma history
Asked about hospitalizations for asthma
Followed up about non-medication forms of asthma management
Asked about exercise and activity level
Asked about environmental control
Asked about possible contributing factors in health history
Asked about smoking, inhalants, or tobacco
Asked about general symptoms
Asked review of systems for respiratory
Asked about relevant family history