About My Asthma
Name of QuestionnaireAbout My Asthma (AMA)
DescriptionAbout My Asthma was designed to evaluate symptoms and HRQL in children with asthma.
AddressShelley C. Mishoe
Professor and Chair, Department of Respiratory Therapy
School of Allied Health Sciences
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA 230912-0850
Cost & AvailabilityContact S Mishoe for permission for use.
AdministrationInterview; reading level: 5th grade (Flesch's Formula)
Time to complete15-20 minutes
Number of items44
Domains & Categories (#)Total score only.
Name of categories/domainsTotal score only.
Scaling of items4-point Likert scales, with 1 indicating the child never thinks about the stressor and 4 indicating s/he thinks about the stressor all the time.
ScoringThe score for each question ranges from 1-4. The total score is the mean of the scores across all items, with higher scores indicating more intense stressors.
ValidityConcurrent validity demonstrated by moderate, negative correlation between AMA total score and PAQLQ emotional function domain and PAQLQ overall score.
Minimally important differenceNot determined.
Research useProvides data on symptomatology and stressors affecting QOL of children with asthma.
Clinical useIdentifies sources of stress and perceptions of children with asthma to help tailor patient education and management; increased levels of stress correlates with decreased QOL.
Original: English (US)
Translations: Spanish and Russian (currently in development)
Date of informationApril 1999
Comments from developerYes (April 1999)