The relationship between cough-specific quality of life and abdominal muscle endurance, fatigue, and depression in patients with COPD

@inproceedings{Arikan2015TheRB,
  title={The relationship between cough-specific quality of life and abdominal muscle endurance, fatigue, and depression in patients with COPD},
  author={Hulya Arikan and Sema Savci and ebru Calik-Kutukcu and naciye Vardar-Yagli and Melda Sağlam and Deniz Inal-Ince and Lutfi Coplu},
  booktitle={International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Cough is a prevalent symptom that impacts quality of life in COPD. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between cough-specific quality of life, abdominal muscle endurance, fatigue, and depression in stable patients with COPD. METHODS Twenty-eight patients with COPD (mean age 60.6±8.7 years) referred for pulmonary rehabilitation participated in this cross-sectional study. Sit-ups test was used for assessing abdominal muscle endurance. Leicester Cough Questionnaire… CONTINUE READING
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