The Veterans Short Form 36 questionnaire is predictive of mortality and health-care utilization in a population of veterans with a self-reported diagnosis of asthma or COPD.

@article{Sprenkle2004TheVS,
  title={The Veterans Short Form 36 questionnaire is predictive of mortality and health-care utilization in a population of veterans with a self-reported diagnosis of asthma or COPD.},
  author={Mark D. Sprenkle and Dennis E. Niewoehner and David B. Nelson and Kristin L. Nichol},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2004},
  volume={126 1},
  pages={81-9}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE Measures of health-related quality of life (HRQL) correlate with disease stage in persons with COPD. However, as their predictive capacity for mortality or medical utilization is less well defined, we sought to examine the relationship of a general measure of HRQL and outcomes in persons with obstructive lung disease. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Upper Midwest Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN)-13. PARTICIPANTS All veterans in VISN-13 (n = 70,017) were… CONTINUE READING
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