Validity of the Saint George's Respiratory Questionnaire in the evaluation of the health-related quality of life in patients with interstitial lung disease secondary to systemic sclerosis

Lorenzo Beretta, A. Santaniello, A. Lemos, M. Masciocchi, R. Scorza

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Abstract

Objectives. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) profoundly affects the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). We tested the validity of the Saint George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ), a lung-specific HRQoL-evaluation tool, in a population of SSc patients with ILD. Methods. Twenty-eight consecutive SSc patients with a restrictive pulmonary involvement, defined as a forced vital capacity

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)296-301
Number of pages6
JournalRheumatology
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007

Keywords

  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Quality of life
  • Systemic sclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Rheumatology

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