My Asthma Control Assessment
Take the Assessment: Is your Asthma Under Control?
Answer these seven short questions to determine your overall asthma control. Use the downloadable summary as a guide to talk with your healthcare provider about asthma treatment options and how to improve control.
Your Asthma Control Test™ score is .
What does my score mean?
20 or more:
Congratulations! Your asthma seems to be well controlled. Don’t forget to continue the conversation with your healthcare provider at your next visit. Bring the results of your assessment as a discussion tool.
19 or less:
Your asthma may not be well controlled. Don’t worry - there are many things you can do to better manage your asthma control. Bring the results of your assessment to your healthcare provider as a discussion tool. (Note: If you score is 15 or less, your asthma may be very poorly controlled, you may need to contact your healthcare provider immediately.)
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Medications & Hospital Use
If you answered "yes" to Questions 6 or 7
Your asthma may not be well controlled. The use of oral corticosteroids, an urgent visit to the emergency room or being hospitalized for asthma may identify the need to review your treatment plan for better control. Bring this report to discuss these results at your next doctor visit.
1. In the past 4 weeks, how much of the time did your asthma keep you from getting as much done at work, school or at home?
2. During the past 4 weeks, how often have you had shortness of breath?
3. During the past 4 weeks, how often did your asthma symptoms (wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, chest tightness or pain) wake you up at night or earlier than usual in the morning?
4. During the past 4 weeks, how often have you used your quick- relief/rescue inhaler or nebulizer medication (such as albuterol)?
5. How would you rate your asthma control during the past 4 weeks?
6. I have had an asthma episode that required a call to 911, a visit to the emergency room, or hospitalization for my asthma in the past year.
7. I have had two or more asthma episodes that required treatment with oral corticosteroids in the past year.
Action you can take TODAY to improve your asthma:
Download your Asthma Control Assessment Summary Report and bring to your next asthma care visit.
Learn more about asthma.
Take Asthma Basics, our self-paced online learning module designed to help people learn more about asthma.
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