Determinants of health-related quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Ketelaars1996DeterminantsOH,
  title={Determinants of health-related quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={C A Ketelaars and Manfred Schloesser and Rob Mostert and H. Huyer Abu-Saad and Ruud Jozef Gerardus Halfens and Emiel F. M. Wouters},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={1996},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={39-43}
}
BACKGROUND The consequences of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on daily life, encapsulated by the term "health-related quality of life" (HRQL), are important in determining appropriate home care. There is a need to understand the relative contribution of respiratory impairment, physical disability, coping, age, and socioeconomic variables on HRQL. METHODS Patients with COPD were recruited on admission to a pulmonary rehabilitation centre. Respiratory impairment was assessed by… CONTINUE READING
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