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MRC Dyspnoea Scale

From Mediwikis

Adapted from Fletcher & Elmes 1959 [1]

Grade Degree of breathlessness related to activities
1 Not troubled by breathlessness, except on strenuous exercise
2 Short of breath when hurrying or walking up a slight hill
3 Walks slower than contemporaries on level ground because of breathlessness, or has to stop for breath when walking at own pace
4 Stops for breath after walking about 100m or after a few minutes on level ground
5 Too breathless to leave the house, or breathless when dressing or undressing
  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/13003946?dopt=Abstract