Association of change in depression and anxiety symptoms with functional outcomes in pulmonary rehabilitation patients.

@article{Pirraglia2011AssociationOC,
  title={Association of change in depression and anxiety symptoms with functional outcomes in pulmonary rehabilitation patients.},
  author={Paul A. Pirraglia and Brian P Casserly and Robert Velasco and Matthew L Borgia and Linda L Nici},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2011},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={45-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) has emerged over the last decade as an essential component of an integrated approach to managing patients with chronic respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We sought to examine how depression and anxiety symptom changes relate to disease-specific quality of life outcomes following PR. METHODS We performed a cohort study of 81 patients with COPD who completed PR at a Veterans Administration Medical Center. Pulmonary… CONTINUE READING