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Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease$
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Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780192631411

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.001.0001

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Assessment of dyspnoea in research

Assessment of dyspnoea in research

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(p.123) Chapter 7 Assessment of dyspnoea in research
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Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease
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Sam H. Ahmedzai (Contributor Webpage)

Martin F. Muers

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.003.0007

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

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