Comparison of items in the asthma control test (ACT), childhood ACT and asthma control questionnaire (ACQ)

ItemACTChildhood ACTACQ
Nocturnal awakening++ (child and parent)+
Severity of nocturnal symptoms+
Limitation of daily activities++ (child)+
Shortness of breath++
Wheeze+ (parent)+
Use of rescue medication++
Self-rated asthma control++ (child)
Cough+ (child)
Daytime asthma symptoms+ (parent)
  • +: indicates the item is incorporated into the score.