Living with Asthma Questionnaire
Name of Questionnaire
Living with Asthma Questionnaire (LWAQ)
Condition-specific HRQL questionnaire designed to evaluate patient's subjective experiences with asthma, including both functional limitation and distress.
ME Hyland, S Fennis, SH Irvine
Dr. Michael E. Hyland
Cost & availability
Contact M.E. Hyland for permission to use the instrument.
Self; developed for use as interview-administered questionnaire as well 1
Time to complete
15 to 20 minutes
Number of items
Domains & categories
11 domains; 2 construct subscales
Name of categories/domains
Construct subscales: functional limitation and distress
Domains: social/leisure, sport, sleep, holidays, work and other activities, colds, mobility, effects on others, medication use, sex, dysphoric states and attitudes
Scaling of items
3-point Likert: untrue of me, slightly untrue of me, very untrue of me plus a not applicable option
Subscale and total scale scores calculated by adding values of each negative item to the values of each positive item reversed, divided by the number of items to yield mean scale scores.
Reported1 . Based on patients "freely elicited responses" concerning quality of life1 derived through focus groups2 ; factor analysis1 ; relationship between LQAQ and sociodemographics1 and SIP2 have been examined; symptoms & clinical efficacy7
Reported, including clinical trials2, 3, 4, 5, 8
Original: English (UK)
Translations: English (Australia), 2 reported but not specified2
ms-LWAQ (shortened version)
Ried LD, Nau DP, Grainger-Rousseau TJ. Evaluation of patient's Health-Related Quality of Life using a modified and shortened version of the Living With Asthma Questionnaire (ms-LWAQ) and the medical outcomes study, Short-Form 36 (SF-36). Qual Life Res. 1999;8:491-9.
Date of information
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