Disability in Moderate Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Prevalence, Burden and Assessment - Results from a Real-Life Study

Fulvio Braido, Ilaria Baiardini, Nicola Scichilone, Claudio Sorino, Fabiano Di Marco, Angelo Corsico, Pierachille Santus, Giuseppe Girbino, Giuseppe Di Maria, Carlo Mereu, Eugenio Sabato, Maria Pia Foschino Barbaro (+5 others)
2015 Respiration  
The role of disability and its association with patient-reported outcomes in the nonsevere forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has never been explored. Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess, in a cross-sectional real-life study, the prevalence and degree of disability in moderate COPD patients and to assess its association with health status, illness perception, risk of death and well-being. Methods: Moderate COPD outpatients attending scheduled visits were involved in a quantitative re-
doi:10.1159/000368365 pmid:25612914 fatcat:hctiflybz5altbebfwpr4sf4ou