Dyspnoea, disability, and distance walked: comparison of estimates of exercise performance in respiratory disease.

@article{McGavin1978DyspnoeaDA,
  title={Dyspnoea, disability, and distance walked: comparison of estimates of exercise performance in respiratory disease.},
  author={Clive R McGavin and Mustafa Artvinli and Hiroyuki Naoe and G J McHardy},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1978},
  volume={2 6132},
  pages={241-3}
}
Forty-four patients with airway obstruction and 18 with pulmonary infiltration were studied in an attempt to correlate exercise tolerance, as assessed by a simple walking test, with basic respiratory function values and differing subjective assessments of exercise performance. The distance walked in 12 minutes was significantly correlated with the response to a structured questionnaire and with the patients' assessment of performance using an oxygen-cost diagram. The distance walked did not… CONTINUE READING

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