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Titolo:
MEASUREMENT OF DYSPNEA AND QUALITY-OF-LIFE IN ADVANCED LUNG-DISEASE
Autore:
MAHLER DA; JONES PW;
Indirizzi:
DARTMOUTH COLL,HITCHCOCK MED CTR,PULM & CRIT CARE MED SECT,D 3,1 MED CTR DR LEBANON NH 03756 DARTMOUTH COLL SCH MED,PULM & CRIT CARE MED SECT LEBANON NH 00000 ST GEORGE HOSP,SCH MED,DEPT RESP MED LONDON ENGLAND
Titolo Testata:
Clinics in chest medicine
fascicolo: 3, volume: 18, anno: 1997,
pagine: 457 -
SICI:
0272-5231(1997)18:3<457:MODAQI>2.0.ZU;2-0
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY-DISEASE; HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY; AIR-FLOW LIMITATION; SICKNESS IMPACT PROFILE; OF-LIFE; RESPIRATORY QUESTIONNAIRE; MULTICENTER TRIAL; REDUCTION SURGERY; DIFFUSE EMPHYSEMA; FUNCTIONAL STATUS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
81
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Citazione:
D.A. Mahler e P.W. Jones, "MEASUREMENT OF DYSPNEA AND QUALITY-OF-LIFE IN ADVANCED LUNG-DISEASE", Clinics in chest medicine, 18(3), 1997, pp. 457

Abstract

Over 350 years ago, Galileo stated, ''Measure what can be measured, make measurable what cannot be measured. ''(42) Despite that advice, thedevelopment of instruments to measure clinical outcomes has received major interest and attention only over the past two decades. Yet it isnow clearly recognized that ''an important aspect of disease management is the ability to measure and report health outcomes. ''(9) Althoughthere are numerous types of outcomes (e.g., clinical events, economics, humanistic concerns, etc.), in this article we focus on dyspnea andhealth-related quality of life (HRQOL) as two important clinical outcomes of concern to both patients with advanced lung disease and their health care providers. Clearly, the problem of ''difficulty in breathing'' is the major reason that patients with respiratory disease seek medical attention. This unpleasant experience then impacts on both functional status and HRQOL.(23,46) The objectives of this review are (1) to describe available instruments for the measurement of dyspnea and HRQOL in patients with lung disease and (2) to examine the application of those measurement tools in characterizing certain patient populations and in evaluating specific interventions.

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