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Awareness of breathing: The structure of language descriptors of respiratory sensations
Objective: Recent research suggests that dyspnea is not a single sensation but a multidimensional construct reflected in different verbal descriptors that can provide useful diagnostic information. In this study superordinated clusters of dyspnea were investigated in combination with a dimensional approach. Design: We examined the use of 20 respiratory symptom descriptors by healthy volunteers who completed a protocol of seven experimental conditions: Quiet breathing, breath holding, paceddoi:10.1037/0278-6220.127.116.11 pmid:18230023 fatcat:oynynic5zndvrjt3utaknk7a4e