RHINITIS CONTROL ASSESSMENT TEST (RCAT) SCORING QUESTIONNAIRE
1. During the Past week, how often did you have nasal congestion?
2. During the Past week, how often did you sneeze?
3. During the Past week, how often did you have watery eyes?
4. During the Past week, to what extent did your nasal or other allergy symptoms interfere with your sleep?
5. During the Past week, how well were your nasal or other allergy symptoms controlled?
6. During the Past week, how often did you avoid any activities (for example, visiting a house with a dog or cat or gardening) because of your nasal or other allergy symptoms?
WHAT IS RCAT?
- Rhinitis Control Assessment Test (RCAT) is a simple self-administered questionnaire developed to assess and to evaluate symptom control of rhinitis.1
- RCAT demonstrated adequate reliability, validity and responsiveness and was deemed acceptable and appropriate by patients.1
- The RCAT can be used to rapidly screen patients determined to have rhinitis symptom control problems, and can help patients communicate with their doctor about the problem they are facing with their nasal disease.1
- Use of RCAT can complement the physician's assessment of rhinitis control.1
- RCAT should perform well as a stand-alone measure of the patient's perception of rhinitis control.1
Cut-Point Score Indicating Control
Total RCAT score 21 or less :
Rhinitis symptoms are not well controlled
Total RCAT score 22 or more :
Rhinitis symptoms are well-controlled
- Meltzer EO, et al. J Allergy Clin immunol. 2013;131:379-86.