CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.121, no.7, pp.592-596, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, dyspnea, disease severity, quality of life, functional capacity, SHUTTLE-WALK TEST, EXERCISE, DETERMINANTS, PERFORMANCE, SEVERITY, SYMPTOMS
Background Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure (CHF) are two chronic diseases that affect negatively the functional condition and quality of life of patients. We assessed the effect of symptoms and clinical variables on the functional capacity and quality of life in COPD and CHF patients.