BMI body mass index
CHF chronic heart failure
CNS clinical nurse specialist
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CRD chronic respiratory disease
DALYs disability-adjusted life-years
ED emergency department
EOL end of life
ESRD end-stage renal disease
FEV1 forced expiratory volume in 1 s
FVC forced vital capacity
GP general practitioner
ICU intensive care unit
ILD interstitial lung disease
IPF idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
LST life-sustaining treatment
MDP Multidimensional Dyspnea Profile
NIV noninvasive ventilation
NPPV noninvasive positive pressure ventilation
NRS numerical rating scale
NSCLC nonsmall cell lung cancer
PEOLC palliative and end-of-life care
RCT randomised controlled trial
SCLC small cell lung cancer
VAS visual analogue scale
List of abbreviations
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