Evaluation of psychological and physiological predictors of fatigue in patients with COPD

@article{Lewko2009EvaluationOP,
  title={Evaluation of psychological and physiological predictors of fatigue in patients with COPD},
  author={Agnieszka Lewko and Penelope L. Bidgood and Rachel Garrod},
  journal={BMC Pulmonary Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={47 - 47}
}
BACKGROUND Fatigue in COPD impairs functional status; however there are few studies examining mechanistic pathways of this symptom. The aims of this study are to compare fatigue between COPD patients and healthy age-matched subjects, and to identify predictors of fatigue in COPD. METHODS Seventy four COPD patients, mean age 69.9 (49-87) yrs, mean (SD) % predicted FEV1 46.5 (20.0) % and FEV1/FVC ratio 0.45 (0.13) and 35 healthy subjects, mean age 67.1 (50-84) yrs completed the Multidimensional… CONTINUE READING
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