Health-related quality of life and 6 min walk distance in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

@article{Verma2011HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related quality of life and 6 min walk distance in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.},
  author={Geetika Verma and Theodore Konstantine Marras and Nouri Chowdhury and Lianne G Singer},
  journal={Canadian respiratory journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={283-7}
}
BACKGROUND Few studies have investigated the relationship between physiological outcomes and quality of life in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Health-related quality of life (HRQL) data may provide a valuable patient-centred outcome for the evaluation of interventions. Determination of which physiological and functional variables are associated with HRQL may facilitate interpretation of disease progression and impacts of therapy. OBJECTIVES To determine whether an… CONTINUE READING

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