This tool was developed to rate the condition of patients with congestive heart failure. The index has 3 components, each rated on a scale from 0 to 4, for the magnitude of the task that evokes dyspnea or fatigue, the magnitude of the pace (or effort) with which the task is performed and the associated functional impairment in general activities. The ratings for each component are added to form an aggregated score, which can range from 0, for the worst condition, to 12, for the best. Because dyspnea and fatigue are prime symptoms and sources of clinical distress, the index helps reflect the quality of life in patients with congestive heart failure.
Year: 1989 Authors: Feinstein et al. Disease: Heart Failure Outcome: Breathlessness (Dyspnea)
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Measure: Dyspnea
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 3
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Scale: Lower scores are better, scores range 0-12 Reference: Feinstein AR, Fisher MB, Pigeon JG. Changes in dyspnea-fatigue ratings as indicators of quality of life in the treatment of congestive heart failure. Am J Cardiol. 1989 Jul 1;64(1):50-5
Target population: General population Focus Disease specific Translations available: No Original version validated: Unclear Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: Yes 10.1016/0002-9149(89)90652-8