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Table 3 Items included in the questionnaire and results

From: Allergic respiratory disease (ARD), setting forth the basics: proposals of an expert consensus report

   Mean Median Interquartile range Above the median Result
1 There is abundant evidence confirming the notion of one airway, one disease, which is the conceptual basis of the management of patients diagnosed with rhinoconjunctivitis and/or asthma 8.13 8 1 10 Agreement
2 The definition of allergic respiratory disease (ARD) as a single entity that includes rhinoconjunctivitis and asthma would facilitate its management 7.38 8 2.5 25 Agreement
3 ARD is an altered state of health caused by the generation of IgE antibodies to airborne allergens leading to various clinical manifestations in the upper and/or lower airway 7.85 8 2 10 Agreement
4 The ARD endotype is characterized by the presence of allergic airway inflammation that constitutes the etiological basis of the disease and its exacerbations 7.98 8.5 1.5 12.5 Agreement
5 The clinical manifestations of ARD include nasal (or naso-ocular) symptoms and/or bronchial symptoms 8.55 9 1 0 Agreement
6 The clinical manifestations of ARD may be present perennially or seasonally 8.08 9 1 15 Agreement
7 The clinical manifestations of ARD may be present intermittently or persistently 8.3 9 1 7.5 Agreement
8 The clinical manifestations of ARD may be variable at different times in the patient’s life 8.55 9 1 0 Agreement
9 A comprehensive approach to rhinoconjunctivitis and allergic asthma includes the assessment of both entities, irrespective of whether they are present at a given time in a patient 8.15 9 1 7.5 Agreement
10 The prevalence of ARD depends on the age of the patient 7.93 8 2 7.5 Agreement
11 The prevalence of ARD depends on the clinical manifestations analyzed (rhinoconjunctivitis, asthma, or both) 7.6 8 2 12.5 Agreement
12 The prevalence of ARD has geographic variability. 7.43 8 2 20 Agreement
13 Allergic rhinitis usually precedes the development of asthma in adults 7.7 8 1 7.5 Agreement
14 The probability of developing symptoms affecting the lower airway is increased by up to 3-5 times in patients with ARD expressed as persistent allergic rhinitis 7.83 8 1.5 5 Agreement
15 Rhinoconjunctivitis and asthma may appear consecutively or simultaneously in ARD patients 8.3 8 1 0 Agreement
16 An early assessment of ARD should be in made children with food allergy and/or atopic dermatitis 8 8 1 7.5 Agreement
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