Table 1—

Cough symptom scoring

ScoreDaytimeNight-time
0No coughNo cough
1Cough for one or two short periodsCough on waking only/cough on going to sleep only
2Cough for more than two short periodsAwoken once or woken early due to coughing
3Frequent cough not interfering with normal activitiesFrequent waking due to coughing
4Frequent cough interfering with school or other activitiesFrequent coughs most of the night
5Distressing cough most of the dayDistressing cough