Wayne State University
Margaret Campbell

Margaret Campbell

Professor - Research



5557 Cass Ave., Cohn Bldg., Room 325.3


Margaret Campbell

Margaret L. Campbell Ph.D., RN, FPCN has focused her research on assessing and treating dyspnea among patients nearing the end of life across clinical settings including the ICU, acute care settings, and home hospice. She developed the Respiratory Distress Observation Scale, the only known instrument to assess respiratory distress when the patient cannot self-report dyspnea. This clinical and research tool is in wide clinical use and has been translated into Dutch, French, and Chinese.
Dr. Campbell is a recognized leader and scholar in care at the end of life. She is widely published on the topics of dyspnea assessment and treatment.

Area of Expertise

  • Observation methods
  • instrument psychometrics, repeated measures
  • RCT designs: cluster randomized trials, stepped wedge cluster randomized trials, and crossover designs.




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