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Pneumologia. 2006 Apr-Jun;55(2):58-63.

[Ways to quantify dyspnea severity. Part I. Baseline Dyspnea Index (BDI), Transition Dyspnea Index (TDI)].

[Article in Romanian]

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Departamentul de Fiziopatologie Respiratorie, Institutul de Pneumologie Marius Nasta, Bucureşti. anaxor_ro@yahoo.com

Abstract

Dyspnea is the major reason that patients with pulmonary diseases seek medical attention. In this paper we present the main scales used to evaluated dyspnea. We described in details the characteristics of Baseline Dyspnea Index (BDI) and Transition Dyspnea Index (TDI): ways of administration, domains, scores and minimally clinical important difference (MCID).

PMID:
17069203
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