The SOBQ assesses the level of breathlessness experienced while performing activities of daily living (ADLs) such as doing the laundry and showering. It is a 24-item measure that assesses self-reported shortness of breath while performing a variety of activities of daily living.
Year: 1998 Authors: Eakin et al Disease: COPD Outcome: COPD symptoms (short term)
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Measure: Dyspnea or breathlessness
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 6
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Scale: Lower scores are better Reference: Eakin, E. G., Resnikoff, P. M., Prewitt, L. M., Ries, A. L., &Kaplan, R. M. (1998). Validation of a new dyspnea mea-sure: The UCSD Shortness of Breath Questionnaire. Uni-versity of California, San Diego.Chest,113(3), 619–624.
Target population: General population Focus Disease specific Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: Yes 10.1378/chest.113.3.619