Take the Asthma Control Test™ (ACT) for people 12 yrs and older.

Please correct the errors described below.

Know your score. Share your results with your doctor.

Step 1 Write the number of each answer in the score box provided.

Step 2 Add the score boxes for your total.

Step 3 Take the test to the doctor to talk about your score.

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 rescue inhaler or nebulizer medication (such as albuterol)?

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

If your score is 19 or less, your asthma may not be controlled as well as it could be. Talk to your doctor.


The ACT is:

  • A simple, 5S-question tool that is self administered by the patient
  • Recognized by the National Institutes of Health
  • Clinically validated by specialist assessment and spirometry

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