Treatment and quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

@article{Miravitlles2002TreatmentAQ,
  title={Treatment and quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  author={Marc Miravitlles and Jos{\'e} Luis {\'A}lvarez-Sala and Rosa Lamarca and M. A. S{\'a}nchez Ferrer and Fernando Masa and H{\'e}ctor Verea and Rafael Zalaca{\'i}n and Cristina Murio and Fernando Enr{\'i}quez de Salamanca Ros and Rafael Ara{\'u}jo Vidal},
  journal={Quality of Life Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={11},
  pages={329-338}
}
Treatments administered to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), especially when used in multiple combinations, are not free of interactions and side effects that can potentially impair health-related quality of life (HRQL). We studied HRQL and its relationship with treatment in a group of 441 patients with stage II or III COPD (age: 66.6 (SD: 8.3) years; FEV1: 32.4% (SD: 8.1%)) using the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) and the 12-item short form (SF-12… CONTINUE READING
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