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98070-6Medical Research Council breathlessness scale gradeActive

Term Description

The Medical Research Council (MRC) Breathlessness Scale evaluates the perceived limitations of breathlessness for an individual patient. Breathlessness is classified from Grade 1 to Grade 5, with higher grades representing increased impact and limitations. [PMID: 28898975]
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Fully-Specified Name

Component
Medical Research Council breathlessness scale grade
Property
Find
Time
Pt
System
^Patient
Scale
Ord
Method
MRC

Additional Names

Short Name
MRC breathlessness scale grade

Normative Answer List LL5974-2

Source: Charite - Universitatsmedizin Berlin

Answer Code Score Answer ID
Grade 1

Not troubled by breathlessness except on strenuous exercise

LA9629-2
Grade 2

Short of breath when hurrying on the level or walking up a slight hill

LA9630-0
Grade 3

Walks slower than most people on the level, stops after a mile or so, or stops after 15 minutes walking at own pace

LA9631-8
Grade 4

Stops for breath after walking about 100 yds or after a few minutes on level ground

LA11897-8
Grade 5

Too breathless to leave the house, or breathless when undressing

LA11898-6

Basic Attributes

Class
PULM
Type
Clinical
First Released
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Last Updated
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Order vs. Observation
Observation

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