Quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and severe hypoxaemia.

@article{Okubadejo1996QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and severe hypoxaemia.},
  author={A. A. Okubadejo and Paul W. Jones and Jadwiga A Wedzicha},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={1996},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={44-7}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have impairment in most areas of quality of life, but a relationship between impairment of the partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood (PaO2) and quality of life has not been established. Previous studies used general health measures such as the Sickness Impact Profile (SIP). In this study a disease-specific health measure, the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ), was used to examine the relationship… CONTINUE READING
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