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Definition, Categorization, and Terminology of Episodic Breathlessness: Consensus by an International Delphi Survey

Simon, Steffen T ; Weingärtner, Vera ; Higginson, Irene J ; Voltz, Raymond ; Bausewein, Claudia

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, May 2014, Vol.47(5), pp.828-838 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    Definition, Categorization, and Terminology of Episodic Breathlessness: Consensus by an International Delphi Survey
  • Autor: Simon, Steffen T ; Weingärtner, Vera ; Higginson, Irene J ; Voltz, Raymond ; Bausewein, Claudia
  • Assuntos: Delphi Method ; Dyspnea ; Episodic Breathlessness ; Palliative Medicine ; Respiratory Symptoms ; Medicine
  • É parte de: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, May 2014, Vol.47(5), pp.828-838
  • Descrição: Episodic breathlessness is a common and distressing symptom in patients with advanced disease. Still, it is not yet clearly defined. The aim of this work was to develop an international definition, categorization, and terminology of episodic breathlessness. An online Delphi survey was conducted with international breathlessness experts. We used a structured questionnaire to identify specific aspects and reach agreement on a definition, categorization, and terminology (five-point Likert scale). Consensus was defined in advance as ≥70% agreement. Thirty-one of 68 (45.6%), 29 of 67 (43.3%), and 33 of 67 (49.3%) experts responded in the first, second, and third rounds, respectively. Participants were 20–79 years old, about 60% male, and more than 75% rated their own breathlessness expertise as moderate to high. After three rounds, consensus was reached on a definition, categorization, and terminology (84.4%, 96.3%, and 92.9%...
  • Idioma: Inglês

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