Variability of breathlessness measurement in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


The purpose of our study was to evaluate the reproducibility of a Borg rating of dyspnea in patients with COPD. We examined nine patients with COPD who performed a SST on four separate days within a ten-day period. The patients walked on a treadmill for 6 min. At the end of each minute, patients matched a Borg rating to the intensity of their breathlessness… (More)


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