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The Borg scale is accurate in children and adolescents older than 9 years with cystic fibrosis
To evaluate the accuracy of the modified Borg scale to estimate lung impairment, measured via FEV(1) in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis. This cross-sectional prospective study was conducted with cystic fibrosis patients, 6-18 y old. With the modified Borg scale we evaluated their subjective perceptions of dyspnea before and after submaximal exercises, and its correlation with lung function (spirometry), 6-min walk test (6MWT), and nutritional status according to body mass index.pmid:20507656 fatcat:ezdvkrjtrvcspiott3v7aqlfqy