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Health-related quality of life in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Findings presented in part at the Annual Meeting of the American Thoracic Society in 2001 held in San Francisco, California)

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jie Hu, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Background Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is an individual’s perception of physical and mental health. Objective The objective of this study was to examine the relationships between symptoms and HRQOL in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), using a modification of a HRQOL model in COPD. Design A correlational descriptive design was used to examine the relationships between symptoms and HRQOL in individuals with COPD. Subjects A convenience sample of 58 subjects with a medical diagnosis of COPD, specifically chronic bronchitis or emphysema, was evaluated. Measures The Vertical Visual

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Publication
Heart & Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care,34(6), 415-422.
Language: English
Date: 2005
Keywords
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Quality of life