Patient understanding, detection, and experience of COPD exacerbations: an observational, interview-based study.

@article{Kessler2006PatientUD,
  title={Patient understanding, detection, and experience of COPD exacerbations: an observational, interview-based study.},
  author={Romain Kessler and Elisabeth Stahl and Claus F Vogelmeier and John Haughney and Elyse Trudeau and Claes-G{\"o}ran A. L{\"o}fdahl and Martyn Partridge},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2006},
  volume={130 1},
  pages={133-42}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to gain insight into patients' comprehension, recognition, and experience of exacerbations of COPD, and to explore the patient burden associated with these events. DESIGN A qualitative, multinational, cross-sectional, interview-based study. SETTING Patients' homes. PATIENTS Patients (n = 125) with predominantly moderate-to-very severe COPD (age > or = 50 years; with two or more exacerbations during the previous year). INTERVENTIONS Patients… CONTINUE READING

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