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TITLE:

QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE

AUTHORS:

Dr. Saad Javaid, Dr. Ammad Javaid Chaudhary, Dr. Muhammad Saqib Hissan,

ABSTRACT:

Abstract: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a form of pulmonary disease in which larger airways are affected which impairs air entry. The signs and symptoms of COPD are not completely reversible. The quality of life is the major point of concern in such patients. 124 COPD patients were enrolled and assessment of QOL was done by using St. George’s respiratory questionnaire for COPD patients. Lung functions were assessed by using spirometry. Chronic lung disease CLD severity index was used for assessment of disease severity and dyspnea severity was assessed by using Medical Research Council Questionnaire. Demographic and social details were also collected on proforma about all participants. Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) was markedly lowered as compared to healthy individuals. Disease severity assessment and dyspnea grades assessment had strong association with quality of life. lung function and SGRQ-C score showed negative correlation, but statistically significant. Elderly population, smoking, and poor socioeconomic status had direct relation to poor HRQOL. No association between QOL and education, nutritional status and gender was seen. Keywords: Health related quality of life, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, St. George’s respiratory questionnaire.

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