Childhood Asthma Questionnaires
Name of Questionnaire
Childhood Asthma Questionnaire
There are three separate pediatric asthma scales grouped under this heading. The CAQ-A is designed for children aged 4-7, the CAQ-B for children 8-11, and the CAQ-C for children 12-16. All three versions tap quality of life and the level of distress caused by the disease. Responses are in the form of "smiley" faces, and the questionnaires are completed, at least for younger children, with the help of the parent.
Cost & Availability
Contact DJ French.
Self, with help from parent as needed
Time to complete
Number of items
CAQ-A: 14 items
CAQ-B: 23 items
CAQ-C: 41 items
Domains & categories
CAQ-A: 2 domains
CAQ-B: 4 domains
CAQ-C: 5 domains
Name of categories/domains
CAQ-A: quality of life, distress
CAQ-B: active quality of life, passive quality of life, distress, severity
CAQ-C: active quality of life, teenage quality of life, distress, severity, reactivity
Scaling of items
CAQ-A: 4-point scale of smiley faces
CAQ-B, CAQ-C: 5-point scale of smiley faces
In each form, the happiest face scores the highest number and the most unhappy face receives the lowest score.
Discriminant validity demonstrated through different scores for asthmatic and non-asthmatic children 1 .
Minimally important difference
Date of information