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Symptom burden in stable COPD patients with moderate or severe airflow limitation
Linköping university.
Linköping university.
Linköping university hospital.
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2014 (English)In: Heart & Lung, ISSN 0147-9563, E-ISSN 1527-3288, Vol. 43, no 4, p. 351-357Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVES: To describe a multidimensional symptom profile in patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and determine whether symptom experience differed between patients with moderate or severe airflow limitations.

BACKGROUND: Patients with severe airflow limitation experience numerous symptoms, but little is known regarding patients with moderate airflow limitation.

METHODS: A multidimensional symptom profile (Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale) was assessed in 42 outpatients with moderate and 49 with severe airflow limitations.

RESULTS: The mean number of symptoms in the total sample was 7.9 (±4.3) with no difference between patients with moderate and severe airflow limitations. The most prevalent symptoms with the highest MSAS symptom burden scores were shortness of breath, dry mouth, cough, sleep problems, and lack of energy in both groups.

CONCLUSIONS: Patients with moderate or severe airflow limitations experience multiple symptoms with high severity and distress. An assessment of their multidimensional symptom profile might contribute to better symptom management.

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Elsevier, 2014. Vol. 43, no 4, p. 351-357
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-34021DOI: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2014.04.004ISI: 000338972500022PubMedID: 24856227OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-34021DiVA, id: diva2:752564
Available from: 2014-10-05 Created: 2014-10-05 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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