COPD characteristics and socioeconomic burden in Hellenic correctional institutions.

@article{Bania2016COPDCA,
  title={COPD characteristics and socioeconomic burden in Hellenic correctional institutions.},
  author={Eleni G Bania and Zoe Daniil and Chrysa Hatzoglou and Evangelos Alexopoulos and Eirini Mitsiki and Konstantinos I. Gourgoulianis},
  journal={International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  year={2016},
  volume={11},
  pages={341-9}
}
BACKGROUND The high prevalence of smoking (80%) in Greek correctional institutions is anticipated to result in high prevalence of COPD in such settings. AIM The aim of the Greek obstructive luNg disease epidemiOlogy and health economics Study In corrective institutionS (GNOSIS) is to determine the prevalence of smoking and COPD among inmates and to assess the health-related quality of life. METHODS GNOSIS, a cross-sectional epidemiological study, was conducted between March 2011 and… CONTINUE READING
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