Breathlessness, Cough, Wheeze, pain etc
Body Mass Index, Bioelectric impedance
Endurance and strength
Endurance exercise testing, Skeletal and Respiratory muscle testing
Inhalation therapy technique
Assessing inhalation therapy technique is one of the keystone to ascertain patients effective treatment and improvement in his lung health.
Depression and anxiety
Patients suffering with ongoing lung disease are generally seen to be anxious and depressed because of their continuous breathlessness, dependence on their family for basic activities etc making it important to be assessed.
Pulmonary function tests
These are simple tests which are done to assess the patient’s lung, volumes and flows and assist in confirming the diagnosis of Obstructive airway disease, grade its severity, assess the treatment response etc.
Diet and Nutrition?
The patient’s diet and nutrition are important to assess because of their chronic fatigue, breathless which makes feeding difficult.