Take the Asthma Control Test now to help you better control your Asthma

The American Lung Association recommends everyone 12 years of age and older with asthma take the Asthma Contol Test, no matter how well controlled you think your asthma is.

Your answers to this 5-question quiz will provide you a score that may help you and your doctor determine if your treatment plan is working or if it might be time for a change.

How to take the Asthma Control Test

  1. Write the number of each answer down
  2. Add up each score for your total
  3. Take the test to your doctor to talk about your total score

In the past 4 weeks how much of the time did our asthma keep you from getting much done at work, school or at home?

1 2 3 4 5
All of the Time Most of the Time Some of the time A little of the time None of the time

During the past 4 weeks, how often have you had shortness of breath?

1 2 3 4 5
More than once a day Once a day 3 to 6 times a week Once or Twice a week Not at all

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?

1 2 3 4 5
4 or more nights a week 2 or 3 nights a week Once a week Once or Twice Not at all

During the past 4 weeks, how often have you used your rescue inhaler or nebulizer medication(such as albuterol)?

1 2 3 4 5
3 or more times per day One or two times per day 2 or 3 times per week Once a week or less Not at all

How would you rate your asthma control during the past 4 weeks?

1 2 3 4 5
Not Controlled at all Poorly Controlled Somewhat Controlled Well Controlled Completely Controlled

What does my score mean?

19 or Less

  • If you score 19 or less, it may be an indication that your asthma isn't under control
  • Make an appointment to discuss your Asthma Control test score with your doctor and ask if you should change your asthma management plan.
  • Ask your doctor about daily long term medications that can help control airway constriction and inflammation, the two main causes for asthma symptoms. Many people need to treat both of these component of asthma on a daily basis for the best asthma control.

20 or More

  • If you score 20 or more, your asthma seems to be well controlled, but you should discuss your Asthma Control Test score with your doctor at your next appointment.
  • Asthma is unpredictable. Your asthma symptoms may seem mild or nonexistent, but they can flare up at any time.
  • Take the Asthma Control Test periodically no matter how good you feel, and continue to see your doctor on a regular basis to ensure you're taking the necessary steps to keep your asthma in control.

Expect More

When your asthma is controlled, you should expect to be MORE active and have LESS symptoms.