COPD and depressive symptoms: findings from the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study.

@article{Loerbroks2012COPDAD,
  title={COPD and depressive symptoms: findings from the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study.},
  author={Adrian Loerbroks and Chaoqiang Jiang and G Neil Thomas and Peymane Adab and Wei Zhang and Kin-bong Hubert Lam and Jos Antonio Bosch and Kar Keung Cheng and Tai Hing Lam},
  journal={Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={408-15}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) co-exists with depression, but important questions remain about the determinants of this association. PURPOSE We examined the association of depressive symptoms with three aspects of COPD: self-reports of physician-diagnosed COPD, chronic respiratory symptoms, and airway obstruction. METHODS We used data from the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study (n = 7,995). Airway obstruction was assessed by spirometry. A score ≥4 on the 15-item… CONTINUE READING
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