The Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire developed by EF Juniper et al at McMaster University can be used to assess the impact that asthma has on the lives of patients with asthma. The questionnaire asks the patient about how asthma has limited activities during the previous 2 weeks, and identifies associated symptoms and feelings. It can be used to monitor the severity of symptoms over time.


The patient is asked 32 questions about limitations, feelings and symptoms. The response to each question is associated with a specific colored card (blue, green, red or yellow), each of which shows a 7 point Likert scale (range from 1 to 7).


Questions are divided into 4 subdomains:

(1) symptoms (12 questions)

(2) activities (11 questions)

(3) emotions (5 questions)

(4) environmental stimuli (4 questions)


subdomain score =

= SUM(points for each response in questions belonging to the domain)


total score =

= SUM(points for each response for all 32 questions)



• minimum total score: 32,

• maximum total score: 224

• The higher the score, the lower the impairment; the lower the score, the higher the impairment



• Use of the questionnaire may require an agreement with McMaster University.


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