Assessment of breathlessness.

  title={Assessment of breathlessness.},
  author={Anne Cockcroft and Lewis Adams and Abraham Guz},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of medicine},
  volume={72 268},
In summary, breathlessness is an important symptom in a number of disease states. The most appropriate techniques for assessment of the symptom depend on the circumstances, ranging from the time-honoured clinical interview by a skilled observer, through questionnaires for epidemiological use, to direct scaling of the sensation by subjects under experimental conditions. The use of direct scaling techniques has enabled researching into mechanisms of breathlessness in recent years, resulting in an… CONTINUE READING