Posted by: Indonesian Children | February 3, 2010

ISAAC Tools and Resources

ISAAC Tools and Resources

ISAAC, The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood, is a unique worldwide epidemiological research programme established in 1991 to investigate asthma, rhinitis and eczema in children due to considerable concern that these conditions were increasing in western and developing countries.

ISAAC has become the largest worldwide collaborative research project ever undertaken, involving more than 100 countries and 2 million children and its aim is to develop environmental measures and disease monitoring in order to form the basis for future interventions to reduce the burden of allergic and non-allergic diseases, especially in children in developing countries.

The ISAAC findings to date have shown that these diseases are increasing in developing countries and that they have little to do with allergy, especially in the developing world. Further population studies are urgently needed to discover more about the underlying mechanisms of non-allergic causes of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema and the burden of these conditions

Use of ISAAC Questionnaires by non ISAAC Collaborators

Non ISAAC collaborators are welcome to download and use the English language version of the ISAAC questionnaire for their own use. However, the source of the questionnaire should be acknowledged, and ‘ISAAC’ or ‘International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood’ must not be used in the title of any non-ISAAC publication. Please see the ISAAC Publications Policy for more details.

Translation of Questionnaires

For studies in non English speaking countries ISAAC questionnaires have been translated into a number of languages. These translations are the intellectual property of the Collaborators (Regional and National Coordinators). Therefore, requests from non ISAAC investigators for any translation of the English language questionnaire should be directed in the first instance to the appropriate Regional Coordinator.


Phase Three

Phase Two

Phase One

Other Resources

  • ISAAC Phase Four includes management plans and other resources that are useful for managing asthma, eczema, and rhinitis.


source : ISAAC




  1. The above links to the ISAAC manuals and questionnaires are not working. Working links can be found at

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