The impact of change in exercise tolerance on activities of daily living and quality of life in COPD: a patient's perspective.

@article{Cruse2007TheIO,
  title={The impact of change in exercise tolerance on activities of daily living and quality of life in COPD: a patient's perspective.},
  author={Mary Ann Cruse},
  journal={COPD},
  year={2007},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={279-81}
}
Patient-centered outcomes are a critical goal in the management of COPD. This personalized patient account of living with COPD indicates the importance of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) when considering the profound impact of reduced exercise tolerance on activities of daily living. The recognition of breathlessness indicating damage to the lungs from smoking and exacerbations of dyspnea associated with activity avoidance sent this patient to her clinician for a diagnosis of COPD. The… CONTINUE READING

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