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2022 Apr 19

J Pain Symptom Manage

Validity and Reliability of the Japanese Version of the Dyspnea-12 Questionnaire in Patients with Lung Cancer.


Kako J, Kobayashi M, Kajiwara K, Kimura Y, Oosono Y, Takegata M, Nakano K, Matsuda Y, Nakamura N, Kawashima N, Hirano Y, Kitae M, Yamaguchi K, Iwamoto H, Hattori N, Sawatari H, Shiono S, Ogino H, Nishioka Y, Amano K, et al.
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2022 Apr 19.
PMID: 35452793.


The Dyspnea-12 questionnaire is a simple tool to assess dyspnea using qualitative descriptors that include both physical and emotional domains. However, the reliability and validity of the Japanese version in patients with lung cancer have not been assessed.