Promoting Excellence : Borg CR 10 Scale (Dyspnea assessment)

Instrument Name:
Borg CR 10 Scale

Clinical Care Tool - Symtpom Management

Gunnar Borg, Ph.D.

Author Contact Information:
Department of Psychology
Stockholm University
S-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
[email protected]

Borg,G., Psychophysical basis of perceived exertion. Med Sci Sports Exerc 1982; 14:377-81.Elliott MW, Adams L, Cockcroft A, Macrae KD, Murphy K and Guz A, The language of breathlessness. Am Rev Respir Dis 1991; 144: 826-32

psychophysical assessment, health status, function, lungs, shortness of breath

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