What’s Your Asthma Personality? Take This Quiz to Find Out!

The Next Breath Editorial Team

April 2020

UNDERSTANDING SEVERE ASTHMA

TIPS & RESOURCES

Everyone’s asthma is unique, but people can have similar experiences. Take this 5-question quiz to find out your “asthma personality” and resources to explore today.

People with asthma each have a unique way of dealing with their disease and managing its impact.1 Take this short quiz to help you identify which “asthma personality” most fits your experience. You’ll also receive recommended resources, based on your answers, to help you take the next step towards better asthma control.

Take the Asthma Personality Quiz

*Note: This educational activity is not a substitute for professional medical advice, and any information provided should not be used to diagnose a health problem or disease. Please consult with your healthcare provider on any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition.

References:

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  2. 2. Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA). Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention. 2019. Available at: https://ginasthma.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GINA-2019-main-report-June-2019-wms.pdf. Last accessed: March 2020.
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  4. 4. Asthma UK. Food as an asthma trigger. 2018. Available at: https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/food/. Last accessed: March 2020.
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Everyone’s asthma is unique, but people can have similar experiences. Take this 5-question quiz to find out your “asthma personality” and resources to explore today.

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The Next Breath Editorial Team

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Question 1: What’s your idea of a perfect day out?

Man's legs on inflatable device going down a river

Something active like swimming or playing a team sport – asthma allowing, of course!

Woman collecting donations at a bake sale

Hosting a bake sale to raise asthma awareness and chatting about my own experience.

People in the distance walking through a forrest

Going for a nice long walk in the woods without worrying about the pollen levels.

Family running along a beach

Fully engaging in a day of family activities.

Question 2: As a result of your asthma, which of the following burdens do you relate to most?

Friends enjoying drinks outside in the evening

Having to say ‘no’ to a fun night out with friends.

Man unhappy about being woken by an alarm clock

Waking up multiple times during the night and still having to power through the day.

Scenic view of sky and distant mountains

Worrying about going outside because of potential asthma triggers.

Woman sat inside on an armchair talking on the phone

Not being able to support a loved one in need due to how I am feeling physically.

Question 3: Your asthma symptoms are spiking, and you are unable to attend the event you were planning to go to. Which event are you most likely missing?

Looking down on peoples' arms as the toast over a table of food

A friend’s birthday BBQ.

Zoomed in shot of a person's lower body as they bend down to tie a shoelace before starting a race

The summer fun run for your local asthma community organization.

Group of friends walking up a hill, one friend is helping to pull another up

A hiking adventure with friends.

A family playing a game of football in the park

A family member’s sports game. I don’t want them to see me wheezing.

Question 4: Who would you be most concerned about ‘letting down’ as a result of your asthma symptoms?

Two parents sat with their baby on a bench

My family. I don’t want to burden them.

Lady holding a cup of coffee while talking to another lady whose back of head is in shot

The asthma community. I don’t want to miss a local support group meeting.

Lady canoeing with friends in background

My friends. I don’t want them to stop inviting me on new adventures.

Bottom half of a man's legs and a dog who is looking up at the man

My pet. I don’t want the dog to miss out on another walk.

Question 5: What’s one piece of advice you’d give to somebody newly diagnosed with severe asthma?

Three people at a support group

Join a support group to get advice and share stories with like-minded people.

Pink flowers in a garden

Figure out what triggers your asthma symptoms so that you can work to manage exposure to them.

Close up of someone's hand who is holding a pen and writing in a book

Write down how asthma affects your life so you can better understand your condition.

Lady picking books of the shelf in a library

Try to find some new hobbies or activities that you can still participate in when your asthma is acting up.

Moving the future of asthma forward, together

Working together, we can bring more awareness to severe asthma,
illuminate the latest science and empower people to take action
to strive for better asthma control.

Start using your next breath today to inspire others to get informed and
check back soon to find more ways to get involved.

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