Spanish Shortness of Breath Visual Numeric

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Por favor marque en la escala de abajo el número que mejor describa cómo le afectó la falta de aire para respirar, debido a su enfermedad, durante la última semana:

   
No me afectó
la falta de aire
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Me afectó
demasiado

Scoring

The score is the number circled or histogram marked. Scores range from 0 to 10, with a higher score indicating more shortness of breath. If two consecutive numbers are circled, score the higher (more shortness of breath) number, if two non-consecutive numbers are circled, do not score.

Characteristics

Tested on 317 Spanish-speaking subjects.

No. of
items
Observed
Range

Mean
Standard
Deviation
Internal Consistency
Reliability
Test-Retest
Reliability
1
0-10
2.00
2.77
NA

Source of Psychometric Data

Stanford/El Paso Border Diabetes Project. Study reported in Lorig KR, Ritter PL, Jacquez A. Outcomes of Border Health Spanish/English Chronic Disease Self-management Programs. The Diabetes Educator 2005; 31(3):401-409.

Comments

This scale is a modified version of the visual analog scale. We found that this scale is easier for subjects to use, resulting in less missing and unclear responses. The psychometrics were done on a print version of the scale above, which is printed in the PDF version of this page (see PDF link on the bottom of this page). Available in English

References

Unpublished at this time.

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