Quality of life in patients with chronic airflow limitation.

  title={Quality of life in patients with chronic airflow limitation.},
  author={Gordon H. Guyatt and Mark Townsend and L B Berman and Stewart O Pugsley},
  journal={British journal of diseases of the chest},
  volume={81 1},
One hundred patients with chronic airflow limitation (CAL) randomly selected from over 600 such patients seen in the previous 2 years at a respiratory referral centre were asked about the ways in which their lives were adversely effected by their lung problems. Major problem areas included dyspnoea on day-to-day activities, fatigue and certain areas of emotional function including embarrassment, depression, anxiety and frustration. Severity of airflow limitation was only weakly related to… CONTINUE READING

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