Table 1

Questionnaire for the assessment of asthma control

1. Have daytime asthma symptoms occurred during the last week (dyspnoea, shortness of breath, wheezing)?


a. No

0 points

b. Yes, maximum twice a week

1 point

c. Yes, more than twice a week

5 points


2. Have night-time symptoms occurred OR have you been woken up by asthma symptoms during the last week?


a. No

0 points

b. Yes, but I am not sure if it was asthma

1 point

c. Yes

5 points


3. Have you felt any limitation during physical activity during the last week?


a. No

0 points

b. Yes, but only during hard physical work

1 point

c. Yes, during normal daily activities

5 points


4. How frequently have you used reliever therapy during the last week(Ventolin/Berotec/Berodual/Salbutamol/Atrovent/Bricanyl/Symbicort reliever)?*


a. Never

0 points

b. Twice or less

1 point

c. More than twice

5 points


5. Have you had an acute exacerbation/attack of asthma that resulted in emergency department/hospitalization since you started using this maintenance therapy?


a. No

0 points

b. Yes

5 points


Total score:


CONTROLLED ASTHMA = 0-4 points

PARTIALLY CONTROLLED ASTHMA = 5-14 points

UNCONTROLLED ASTHMA = more than 14


* Ventolin/Berotec/Berodual/Salbutamol/Atrovent were all MDI formulations.

Müller et al. BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2011 11:40   doi:10.1186/1471-2466-11-40

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