Cough Severity Diary (CSD)



To assess cough severity in clinical trials

Targeted Population

  • Cough

Copyright holder

Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA


Original Language(s)

  • English for the USA

Conditions of use

License agreement needed

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Vernon M, Leidy NK, Nacson A, Nelsen L. Measuring cough severity: Perspectives from the literature and from patients with chronic cough. Cough. 2009 Mar 19;5:5.

Vernon M, Kline Leidy N, Nacson A. Measuring cough severity: development and pilot testing of a new seven-item cough severity patient-reported outcome measure. Ther Adv Respir Dis. 2010 Aug;4(4):199-208.

Martin Nguyen A, Bacci E, Dicpinigaitis P. Quantitative measurement properties and score interpretation of the Cough Severity Diary in patients with chronic cough. Ther Adv Respir Dis. 2020 Jan-Dec;14:1753466620915155.

Nguyen AM, Bacci ED, Vernon M, Birring SS, La Rosa C, Muccino D, Schelfhout J. Validation of a visual analog scale for assessing cough severity in patients with chronic cough.  Ther Adv Resp Dis (2021); 15:1-13.

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