Adjustment and social behaviour in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the family's perspective.


This study employed secondary data analysis to explore family perceptions of adjustment and social behaviour in older adults (n = 51) with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and their relationship to published norms and patient self-report. According to the Katz Adjustment Scale for Relatives, these COPD patients had significantly higher levels of… (More)


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