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Description: The Modified Asthma Predictive Index is an assessment tool that predicts future atopic asthma in pediatric patients with recurrent wheezing. It is only applicable in young children with four or more episodes of wheezing per year. The mAPI’s predictive ability depends heavily on prevalence of asthma in the general population.

Owner/Author: Dr. Timothy S. Chang and colleagues
Patient Population: Pediatric
Format: Website
Relevant Quality Statements: Asthma Control, Diagnosis

Decision Support Guidance

Who might use this tool?

  • Pediatricians
  • Family Physicians
  • General Practitioners
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Certified Respiratory Educators

When might they use this tool?

  • When providing care to a pediatric patient with suspected asthma

Why might they use this tool?

  • To identify the likelihood that preschool-age children will develop asthma
  • To aid clinical decision making in assessing future asthma risk for preschool-age children

What are important considerations when using this tool?

  • This tool provides a score that applies to pediatric patients ≤3 years old

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