Thank you for taking the time to fill in this simple questionnaire about how your asthma is affecting you. You have been given this because it is some time since we last saw you for an asthma check. Your answers will help us to make sure that your asthma is as well controlled as possible. It may be that even if you think your asthma control is satisfactory, it may be troubling you more than you realise. We may be able to control your asthma even more effectively so that you can enjoy life to a greater degree.
Signs and Symptoms of Asthma:
Asthma symptoms can occur regularly or on contact with specific trigger factors. The commonest ones are:
- Coughing at night
- Wheezing (particularly with a cold or viral infection)
- Tightness of the chest
- Restricted activity – e.g. by wheezing, shortness of breath or cough
Signs of worsening Asthma:
- Needing to use your reliever (usually blue) more often than normally
- A falling peak flow or increased differences between the morning and evening readings.
If you experience any of these symptoms you should make an appointment for an asthma check.