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Assessment of dyspnoea in research

Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

in Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780192631411
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730160 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.003.0007

Series: Supportive Care Series

Assessment of dyspnoea in research

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This chapter examines the findings of various research and studies concerning assessment of dyspnoea. It explains that assessments of the nature and severity of dyspnoea are essential in research studies involving evaluation of the breathless patient and that they provide useful information during the design of new therapeutic and pulmonary rehabilitation strategies. The chapter recommends direct and indirect dyspnoea assessment tools, including the Saint George's respiratory questionnaire (SGRQ) and the modified Borg or visual analogue scale.

Keywords: dyspnoea; disease assessment; breathless patient; SGRQ; visual analogue; diagnosis

Chapter.  5822 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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