Added burden of mental disorders on health status among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Felker2010AddedBO,
  title={Added burden of mental disorders on health status among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Bradford L. Felker and Kristen R Bush and Ofer Harel and Jane B. Shofer and Molly M Shores and David H. Au},
  journal={Primary care companion to the Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 4}
}
OBJECTIVE Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and comorbid mental disorders are known to have worse health status. The association between these variables remains complex and poorly understood. We sought to better understand the association between COPD severity, mental disorders (depression/anxiety), and health status. METHOD This cross-sectional study compared participants without COPD or with mild COPD (n = 162) to those with moderate (n = 25), severe (n = 38), and… CONTINUE READING
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