Relationship between depression and exacerbations in COPD.

  title={Relationship between depression and exacerbations in COPD.},
  author={Jennifer K Quint and Ramin Baghai-Ravary and Gavin C Donaldson and Jadwiga A Wedzicha},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={32 1},
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is associated with exacerbations. Some patients are prone to frequent exacerbations and these individuals have a worse quality of life, greater limitation of their daily activity and faster disease progression than patients with less frequent exacerbations. A prospective study in a well-characterised cohort was performed and it was assessed whether depression, as determined by the Centre for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale, was related to… CONTINUE READING
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