Integrated disease management improves one-year quality of life in primary care COPD patients: a controlled clinical trial.

@article{Chavannes2009IntegratedDM,
  title={Integrated disease management improves one-year quality of life in primary care COPD patients: a controlled clinical trial.},
  author={Niels H. Chavannes and Marlous L Grijsen and Marjan van den Akker and H. Martin Schepers and Maddy Nijdam and Brian L. Tiep and Jean W M Muris},
  journal={Primary care respiratory journal : journal of the General Practice Airways Group},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={171-6}
}
UNLABELLED AIMD: To assess the long-term effectiveness of an integrated disease management (IDM) program (consisting of optimal medication, reactivation, education, and exacerbation management) in primary care patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHOD Controlled trial comparing the effects of IDM on quality of life--assessed by the St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ)--in primary care COPD patients. The minimal clinically important change on the SGRQ was… CONTINUE READING
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