The COgnitive-Pulmonary Disease (COgnitive-PD) study: protocol of a longitudinal observational comparative study on neuropsychological functioning of patients with COPD

@inproceedings{Cleutjens2014TheCD,
  title={The COgnitive-Pulmonary Disease (COgnitive-PD) study: protocol of a longitudinal observational comparative study on neuropsychological functioning of patients with COPD},
  author={Fiona A. H. M. Cleutjens and Emiel F. M. Wouters and Jeanette B. Dijkstra and Martijn A. Spruit and Frits M E Franssen and Lowie E. G. W. Vanfleteren and Rudolf W. H. M. Ponds and Daisy J. A. Janssen},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2014}
}
INTRODUCTION Intact cognitive functioning is necessary for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to understand the value of healthy lifestyle guidelines, to make informed decisions and subsequently act on it. Nevertheless, brain abnormalities and cognitive impairment have been found in patients with COPD. To date, it remains unknown which cognitive domains are affected and what the possible consequences are of cognitive impairment. Therefore, objectives of the study… CONTINUE READING
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