What does my Asthma Control Questionnaire score mean? 


Asthma Control Questionaire, Well Controlled Asthma

Well controlled (score 0 – 0.75): 

  • You’re in a good spot right now and your asthma doesn’t seem to be affecting you too much 
  • You’re hardly having any asthma symptoms such as wheeze or shortness of breath.  
  • You are likely sleeping well and can do most things without any problems. 
  • Take advantage of your good control to exercise. Being active is a big part of taking care of asthma and improving your quality of life. 
  • Things can change so it’s important to keep taking your medications as prescribed and avoid your triggers.  
  • Even though this is a good place, it is still recommended to visit your doctor once a year for an asthma review and have a written Asthma Action Plan in place.  
The goal of asthma care is that people can live healthy, happy and productive lives without any restrictions because of asthma


Asthma Control Questionaire, Partially Controlled Asthma

Partially controlled (score 0.75 – 1.5): 

  • Right now, your asthma control has room for improvement.  
  • You have some symptoms, and you may have trouble sleeping or might not be able to do as much as usual.  
  • When you are in this zone, it may only take one cold virus or one trigger to make your symptoms worse and lose control. 
  • Talk to your doctor and explore how you can improve your asthma control. It may just take some small changes to the way you take your medications to become well-controlled 
  • For more tips about managing your asthma, book a call with one of our Asthma Educators or call 1800ASTHMA (1800 278 462) 


Asthma Control Questionaire, Not Well Controlled Asthma

Not well controlled (score above 1.5): 

  • You’re probably having asthma symptoms often, maybe every day. This is not normal! But the good news is that most people with asthma can achieve good control with the medications we have access to today.  
  • You might have trouble sleeping, be limited in what you can do each day, and not living the life you want.
  • You run the risk of having an asthma attack or flare-up if you don’t manage your symptoms. This could mean you require emergency care or worse.
  • Talk to your doctor about your treatment plan and any changes that might need to be made to your medications.
  • For more tips about managing your asthma, book a call with one of our Asthma Educators or call 1800ASTHMA (1800 278 462)