Pulmonology Book


COPD Assessment Test

Aka: COPD Assessment Test, CAT Tool
  1. See Also
    1. Dyspnea Index
    2. BODE Index
    3. COPD Management
  2. Criteria: (Scored on 0 to 5 scale where 5 is the worst)
    1. Cough
    2. Phlegm in chest
    3. Chest tightness
    4. Shortness of Breath while climbing one flight of stairs
    5. Limited activities in the home
    6. Confidence leaving home despite lung lung condition
    7. Sleep quality
    8. Energy level
  3. Interpretation
    1. Score: 0-10
      1. Low impact
    2. Score: 10-20
      1. Moderate impact
    3. Score 20-30
      1. High impact
    4. Score 30-40
      1. Very high impact
  4. Resources
    1. CAT Online Assessment
      1. http://www.catestonline.org/english/indexEN.htm
  5. References
    1. Jones (2009) Eur Respir J 34(3):648-54 [PubMed]

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