ISAAC Phase Three Video Questionnaire

The ISAAC Phase Three protocol includes a video questionnaire on asthma symptoms which is strongly recommended for the 13-14 year age group. The video, developed by the Wellington Asthma Research Group in response to translation problems with written questionnaires, was designed to overcome the problems inherent in the administration of written questionnaires in different languages. The video questionnaire has been validated (1-5) for the purpose of this study.

To request the video or for further information contact Professor Julian Crane at

The Wellington Asthma Research Group has kindly made an abbreviated version of the video questionnaire available on this web site in order to allow interested investigators to assess this valuable tool. Please note that this is not the full questionnaire and is unsuitable for any use in research. Enquiries about purchase of a full copy of the video questionnaire should be directed to Professor Crane at The Wellington Asthma Research Group website can be viewed at

Answer sheets and instructions for the use of the video can be found in the Phase Three Manual.


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  2. Shaw R, Woodman K, Ayson, M, et al. Measuring the prevalence of bronchial hyperresponsiveness in children. Int J Epidemiol 1995, 24(3): 597-602.

  3. Beasley R, Lai CKW, Crane, J, Pearce N. The video questionnaire: one approach to the identification of the asthmatic phenotype. Clin Exper Allergy 1998; 28(Suppl 1): 8-12.

  4. Lai CKW, Chan JKW, Wong G, et al. Comparison of the ISAAC video questionnaire (AVQ3.0) with the ISAAC written questionnaire for estimating asthma associated with bronchial hyperreactivity. Clin Exp Allergy 1997; 27(5): 540-545.

  5. Gibson PG, Henry R, Shah S, Toneguzzi R, Francis JL, Norzila MZ, et al. Validation of the ISAAC video questionnaire (AVQ3.0) in adolescents from a mixed ethnic background. Clin Exp Allergy 2000; 30(8): 1181-7.