Comparison of two questionnaires which measure the health-related quality of life of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients.

@article{Zimmermann2007ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of two questionnaires which measure the health-related quality of life of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients.},
  author={Cornelia Zimmermann and Carlos R. R. Carvalho and Karina Elord Castro Ribeiro da Silveira and Wellington Pereira Yamaguti and Eliana V Moderno and Jo{\~a}o Marcos Salge and Ronaldo Adib Kairalla},
  journal={Brazilian journal of medical and biological research = Revista brasileira de pesquisas medicas e biologicas},
  year={2007},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={179-87}
}
The objective of the present study was to determine if there is a health-related quality of life (HRQL) instrument, generic or specific, that better represents functional capacity dysfunction in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients. HRQL was evaluated in 20 IPF patients using generic and specific questionnaires (Medical Outcomes Short Form 36 (SF-36) and Saint George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ), respectively). Functional status was evaluated by pulmonary function tests, 6-min… CONTINUE READING