Does long-term oxygen therapy affect quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and severe hypoxaemia?

@article{Okubadejo1996DoesLO,
  title={Does long-term oxygen therapy affect quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and severe hypoxaemia?},
  author={A. A. Okubadejo and Elizabeth A. Paul and Paul W. Jones and Jagwiga A Wedzicha},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={9 11},
  pages={2335-9}
}
Long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) improves survival in patients with hypoxaemic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but previous studies using general health measures have shown no effect on quality of life (QoL). In this study, the effect of LTOT on QoL was assessed using a disease-specific health measure, the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ). Twenty three hypoxaemic COPD patients (15 females and 8 males) were studied before and after starting LTOT: median age 71 (range 47… CONTINUE READING

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