Dyspnoea Index (DI)
DI Instructions: These are statements that many people have used to describe their sense of breathlessness and breathing problems, and the effects of their breathing on their lives. Select the response that indicates how frequently you have the same symptoms. If you do not have a problem with breathing please select zero (0) in response to these statements. Please check that you answer all the questions.
0 = Never
1 = Almost never
2 = Sometimes
3 = Almost always
4 = Always
The results of these questions will be sent to your Speech Pathologist who will discuss them with you at your next appointment.
Gartner-Schmidt, J. L., et al. (2014). “Development and validation of the Dyspnea Index (DI): a severity index for upper airway-related dyspnea.” J Voice 28(6): 775-782.