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Table 1 MRC dyspnea score (0 to 5 scale) [20]

From: Validation of the risk stratification score in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: study protocol of a prospective, multi-centre, observational, 3-year clinical trial

Grade Description
0 I only get breathless with strenuous exercise
1 I get short of breath when hurrying on level ground or walking up a slight hill
2 On level ground, I walk slower than people of the same age because of breathlessness
3 On level ground, I have to stop for breath when walking at my own pace
4 I stop for breath after walking about 100 m or after 5 min on level ground
5 I am too breathless to leave the house or I am breathless when dressing