The BODE Index is a tool used by health care professionals to help predict COPD mortality, meaning how long a person will live after diagnosis. Presumably, a higher BODE score correlates with an increased risk of death.
The BODE Index
|Variable||Points on BODE Index|
|FEV1 (% predicted)||≥65||50-64||36-49||≤35|
|6-Minute Walk Test (meters)||≥350||250-349||150-249||≤149|
|MMRC Dyspnea Scale||0-1||2||3||4|
|Body Mass Index||>21||≤21|
To learn about the BODE Index in greater detail, visit: Factors Influencing COPD Life Expectancy.
NOTE: The BODE Index is meant to be used as a tool, for informational purposes only. It should not replace the advice of a health care professional.
Dennis E. Doherty, MD, FCCP, Mark H. Belfer, DO, FAAFP, Stephen A. Brunton, MD Leonard Fromer, MD, Charlene M. Morris, MPAS, PA-C, Thomas C. Snader, PharmD, CGP, FASCP. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Consensus Recommendations for Early Diagnosis and Treatment. Journal of Family Practice, November, 2006.