Effect of anxiety and depression on self-care agency and quality of life in hospitalized patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a questionnaire survey.

@article{Yildirim2013EffectOA,
  title={Effect of anxiety and depression on self-care agency and quality of life in hospitalized patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a questionnaire survey.},
  author={Arzu Yildirim and Rabia Hacıhasanoğlu Aşılar and Nihal Bakar and Nilay Demir},
  journal={International journal of nursing practice},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={
          14-22
        }
}
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects the lives of individuals in a number of ways; it causes an increase in the need for help and support and a decline in self-care agency and quality of life. This research has been conducted in patients with COPD hospitalized in the Pulmonary Department of Erzincan State Hospital in the eastern Turkey to examine the effect of anxiety and depression on self-care agency and quality of life (n = 135). The results showed that 69.6% and 85.6% of the… CONTINUE READING

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