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Table 2 Dyspnoea measurement scales

From: Outcome measures in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): strengths and limitations

  Type of scale Type of stimulus Items Administration
BDI/TDI multi-dimensional everyday activities 8/9 interview
MRC-Scale uni-dimensional everyday activities 1 self-administered by patient
Borg-Scale uni-dimensional under exertion 1 self-administered by patient
  1. BDI: Baseline Dyspnoea Index; TDI: Transition Dyspnoea Index; MRC: Medical Research Council.