Dyspnea is a common source of suffering for patients affected by cardiorespiratory or neuromuscular diseases. The symptom is complex and encompasses different sensory qualities with distinct intensities. The Multidimensional Dyspnea Profile (MDP) is an instrument specifically developed to assess the multidimensional dimensions of the symptom, and it is applicable in both the research and clinical setting. In order to allow its use for Italian speaking populations, we aimed to provide a linguistically validated, Italian translation of the MDP. We conducted a structured translation and linguistic validation of the MDP questionnaire in accordance to the international guidelines and in cooperation with a specialized company (MAPI SAS, Language Services Unit, Lyon, France). Cognitive interviews on 8 patients were conducted in order to test clarity and understandability of the questionnaire. The multistep process was enriched by several quality checks which led to a translation conceptually equivalent to the original version (American English). A final certified copy linguistically validated Italian translation of the MDP is now available. It measures the intensity of the breathing discomforts in five sensory qualities and assess its intensity and potential reactions. W e here provide an Italian translation and linguistic validation of the MDP. This instrument, allows the assessment of dyspnea in both its sensory and emotional aspects, therefore representing a valuable method for research and therapy purposes.

LUNG FUNCTION AND DYSPNEA IN NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES / G.m. Pellegrino ; relatore: S. Centanni. - : . Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute, 2021 May 14. ((33. ciclo, Anno Accademico 2020. [10.13130/pellegrino-giulia-michela_phd2021-05-14].

LUNG FUNCTION AND DYSPNEA IN NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES

G.M. Pellegrino
2021

Abstract

Dyspnea is a common source of suffering for patients affected by cardiorespiratory or neuromuscular diseases. The symptom is complex and encompasses different sensory qualities with distinct intensities. The Multidimensional Dyspnea Profile (MDP) is an instrument specifically developed to assess the multidimensional dimensions of the symptom, and it is applicable in both the research and clinical setting. In order to allow its use for Italian speaking populations, we aimed to provide a linguistically validated, Italian translation of the MDP. We conducted a structured translation and linguistic validation of the MDP questionnaire in accordance to the international guidelines and in cooperation with a specialized company (MAPI SAS, Language Services Unit, Lyon, France). Cognitive interviews on 8 patients were conducted in order to test clarity and understandability of the questionnaire. The multistep process was enriched by several quality checks which led to a translation conceptually equivalent to the original version (American English). A final certified copy linguistically validated Italian translation of the MDP is now available. It measures the intensity of the breathing discomforts in five sensory qualities and assess its intensity and potential reactions. W e here provide an Italian translation and linguistic validation of the MDP. This instrument, allows the assessment of dyspnea in both its sensory and emotional aspects, therefore representing a valuable method for research and therapy purposes.
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Dyspnea; lung function; neuromuscular diseases
Settore MED/10 - Malattie dell'Apparato Respiratorio
LUNG FUNCTION AND DYSPNEA IN NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES / G.m. Pellegrino ; relatore: S. Centanni. - : . Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute, 2021 May 14. ((33. ciclo, Anno Accademico 2020. [10.13130/pellegrino-giulia-michela_phd2021-05-14].
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