Dyspnea scales as a measure of health-related quality of life in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

@article{Martinez2002DyspneaSA,
  title={Dyspnea scales as a measure of health-related quality of life in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Ant{\^o}nio Baddini Martinez and Tieko Yamamoto Martinez and Fab{\'i}ola Paula Lovetro Galhardo and Carlos Alberto de Castro Pereira},
  journal={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={CR405-10}
}
BACKGROUND Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the most common interstitial lung disease and is usually associated with a poor prognosis. IPF patients have a significant impairment in health-related quality of life (HRQL), both in terms of physical and psychological functioning. A substantial number of dyspnea scales are available to clinicians for clinical and research use. The objective of the present study was to investigate how some commonly used dyspnea scales correlate with… CONTINUE READING

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