Table 2—

The Asthma Control Test(ACTTM)

QuestionsMost appropriate optionScore
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?
    All the time1
    Most of the time2
    Some of the time3
    A little of the time4
    None of the time5
2. During the past 4 weeks, how often have you had shortness of breath?
    More than once a day1
    Once a day2
    3–6 times a week3
    Once or twice a week4
    Not at all5
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 nights a week1
    2–3 nights a week2
    Once a week3
    Once or twice4
    Not at all5
4. During the past 4 weeks, how often have you used your rescue inhaler or nebuliser medication, such as albuterol?
    ≥3 times a day1
    1–2 times a day2
    2–3 times a week3
    Once a week or less4
    Not at all5
5. How would you rate your asthma control during the past 4 weeks?
    Not controlled at all1
    Poorly controlled2
    Somewhat controlled3
    Well controlled4
    Completely controlled5
  • The score of 1 to 5 is based on 1 being the worst controlled and 5 being the best controlled. The ACTTM is copyright and trademark of Quality Metric Inc., 2002.