Pulmonary Functional Status Scale
Name of Questionnaire
Pulmonary Functional Status Scale-PFSS
The PFSS is a functional status instrument for use in adult pulmonary patients.
T Weaver & G Narsavage
Terri Weaver PhD, RN, CS, FAAN
Cost & availability
Contact T Weaver for permission for use.
Time to complete
Number of items
Domains & categories
3 domains/subscales, 10 categories
Name of categories/domains
Domains: daily activities/social functioning, psychological functioning, sexual functioning
Scaling of items
variable Likert-type scaling
Mean score for each subscale and total score, responses are weighted
Content validity reported2, 5. Concurrent validity demonstarted through moderate to strong correlations with the SIP5 and 12 MWD3. Discriminant validity shown by recognition of changes in activities post hospitalization4 and after pulmonary rehabilitation6.
Minimally important difference
Date of information
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