Assessment of the burden of caregiving for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Pinto2007AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of the burden of caregiving for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={R. Pinto and M. Holanda and M. Medeiros and R. S. Mota and E. D. Pereira},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={101 11},
  pages={
          2402-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on the quality of life of caregivers. DESIGN AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out with forty-two COPD patients and their primary caregivers. Patients were assessed with the medical outcome survey short form (SF-36), the physical and mental component summary (PCS and MCS), Saint George's respiratory questionnaire (SGRQ), 6-min walking test, and spirometric and blood gas measurements. Caregivers… Expand
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