Oct 1, 2021 

The University of California, San Diego Shortness of Breath Questionnaire (UCSDSOBQ) is a frequently used domain-specific dyspnea questionnaire; however, there is little information available regarding its use and minimum important difference (MID) in fibrotic interstitial lung disease (ILD). The Researchers aimed to describe the key performance characteristics of the UCSDSOBQ in this population.

This study demonstrates the validity of UCSDSOBQ in a large and heterogeneous population of patients with fibrotic ILD, and provides a robust MID estimate of 5–8 points.

Authors: Tao Chen, Amy Po Yu Tsai, Seo Am Hur, Alyson W. Wong, Mohsen Sadatsafavi, Jolene H. Fisher, Kerri A. Johannson, Deborah Assayag, Julie Morisset, Shane Shapera, Nasreen Khalil, Charlene D. Fell, Helene Manganas, Gerard Cox, Teresa To, Andrea S. Gershon, Nathan Hambly, Andrew J. Halayko, Pearce G. Wilcox, Martin Kolb & Christopher J. Ryerson  

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