Assessing Your Asthma Knowledge

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Understandingasthmacan help you control your symptoms and reduce your risk ofasthma attacks.

The following statements summarize what you should know about asthma. If you do not know, or are not sure, about any of them, talk to your doctor. The more you understand about asthma, the better you will be able to follow your management plan and lead a full life.


Yes, I do

No, I don't

I'm not sure

I know what asthma is and what it does to me.

I know the symptoms of asthma.

I know how my asthma medicines help me.

I know what my asthma triggers are and what to do about them.

I feel sure that I can prevent anasthma attack.

I know how to treat my asthma symptoms.

I know when my symptoms are serious enough to call for emergency help.

I know how to use my asthma action plan.

I do what I enjoy doing, despite my asthma.

I know that people around me can help me if necessary.


ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Elizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine

Current as ofDecember 6, 2017

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Assessing Your Asthma Knowledge