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Table 1 Functional impairments most important to adults (17–70 years) (1)

From: Modification of the asthma quality of life questionnaire (standardised) for patients 12 years and older

Symptoms Emotions Activities Environment
Short of breath Afraid of not having medications available Exercise/sports Cigarettes
Chest tightness   Hurrying Dust
Wheeze Afraid of getting out of breath Social activities Air pollution
Cough Concerned about the need to use medications Pets Cold air
Tired Frustrated Work/housework Pollen