British journal of health psychology vol:14 issue:4 pages:751-765
Objective. Dyspnea is defined as an uncomfortable awareness of the need to breathe. Verbal report of dyspnea can be a valuable source of diagnostic information. However, little is known about the cognitive representation of respiratory sensations and about their affective evaluation in individuals not suffering from respiratory disease. Such knowledge would be important in evaluating the comparability of respiratory sensation report between healthy controls and patient groups.