Assessing exertional dyspnea in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Quality of Life
Surveys and Questionnaires
The first 21 items from the UCSD compose a unidimensional dyspnea-with-activity scale and are both sensibly ordered and distinguished from each other by their METS values. These 21 items can be used confidently to formulate clinically-relevant inferences about IPF patients and should be considered for use as a meaningful endpoint in IPF research.