Wellington Medical Centre

Mantle Street, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8BD

How is your COPD? Take the COPD Assessment Test™ (CAT)

How is your COPD? Take the COPD Assessment Test™ (CAT)
This questionnaire will help you and your healthcare professional measure the impact COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is having on your wellbeing and daily life. Your answers and test score can be used by you and your healthcare professional to help improve the management of your COPD and get the greatest benefit from treatment. For each item below, place a mark (X) in the box that best describes you currently. Be sure to only select one response for each question.

Know your score. Share your results with your doctor.

Step 1 Select the number of each answer in the score box provided.
Step 2 Add the score boxes to your total.
Step 3 Take the test to the doctor to talk about your score.

0 = I never cough. 5 = I cough all the time.
0 = I have no phlegm (mucus) in my chest at all. 5 = My chest is completely full of phlegm (mucus).
0 = My chest does not feel tight at all. 5 = My chest feels very tight.
0 = When I walk up a hill or one flight of stairs I am not breathless. 5 = When I walk up a hill or one flight of stairs I am breathless.
0 = I am not limited doing any activities at home. 5 = I am very limited doing activities at home.
0 = I am confident leaving my home despite my lung condition. 5 = I am not confident leaving my home because of my lung condition.
0 = I sleep soundly. 5 = I don't sleep soundly because of my lung condition.
0 = I have lots of energy. 5 = I have no energy at all.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see coronavirus advice for travellers and a list of high risk countries on nhs.uk
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

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