Brompton Breathing Pattern Assessment Tool (BPAT)
Clinically validated questionnaire to score aspects of breathing.
This is a simple tool to help characterise an individual's breathing pattern by assessing various components of breathing. It aims to provide a simple, consistent objective approach to characterising this problem.
The individual to be assissed should be reviewed at rest during quiet breathing for a period of at least 1 minute.The assessor should evalualte each of the 7 components by circling the appropiate level of symptom.
The score should then be totalled give an overal score.