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(MRC) DYSPONOEA SCALE

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.