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Agreement on responses to respiratory illnesses questionnaire
  1. Tze Wai Wong,
  2. Tak Sun Yu,
  3. Joseph Lip Yiu Liu,
  4. Siu Lan Wong
  1. Department of Community and Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
  1. Professor T W Wong, Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4/F Lek Yuen Health Centre, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong. e-mail: twwong{at}


The prevalence of respiratory symptoms and illnesses among 2225 schoolchildren in Hong Kong was studied by questionnaires administered independently to them and their parents. The agreement was generally poor for respiratory symptoms. The disparity shows the need for cross validation of clinical information in history taking.

  • questionnaires
  • respiratory illness

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