The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a new instrument, About My Asthma (AMA), to assess stressors affecting quality of life in children with asthma. The AMA is a 55-item, 4-point Likert-type scale. Concurrent validity was established by comparing the AMA with the Pediatric Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (PAQLQ). Increased levels of stress measured by the AMA correlated with a decreased quality of life measured by the PAQLQ. We conclude that the AMA is a valid and reliable instrument to measure the quantity and type of stressors experienced by children who have asthma.