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      Usefulness of the Medical Research Council (MRC) dyspnoea scale as a measure of disability in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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      Thorax
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          Methods of classifying chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) depend largely upon spirometric measurements but disability is only weakly related to measurements of lung function. With the increased use of pulmonary rehabilitation, a need has been identified for a simple and standardised method of categorising disability in COPD. This study examined the validity of the Medical Research Council (MRC) dyspnoea scale for this purpose.

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          Journal
          Thorax
          Thorax
          BMJ
          0040-6376
          0040-6376
          Jul 1999
          : 54
          : 7
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Division of Physiological Medicine, St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE, UK.
          Article
          10.1136/thx.54.7.581
          1745516
          10377201
          09d3ccf9-c2f0-434d-93f6-8ec63700a05a
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