Measuring functional status in chronic lung disease: conclusions from a randomized control trial.

@article{Guyatt1989MeasuringFS,
  title={Measuring functional status in chronic lung disease: conclusions from a randomized control trial.},
  author={Gordon H. Guyatt and Marie Townsend and Jennifer Keller and J{\'u}lia Singer and S Nogradi},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={
          293-7
        }
}
The optimal method of assessing the effect of treatment on the day-to-day function of patients with chronic airflow limitation is not established. Therefore, we examined the performance of the Six Minute Walk test, a rating of dyspnea following the test and three different questionnaires measuring dyspnea in daily activities, in a controlled trial of inhaled salbutamol and oral theophylline in 24 patients with primarily fixed chronic airflow limitation. Clinically important and statistically… CONTINUE READING