Effect of dyspnea and clinical variables on the quality of life and functional capacity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure


KARAPOLAT H. , EYİGÖR S. , ATASEVER A. , ZOGHİ M. , NALBANTGİL S. , DURMAZ B.

CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.121, no.7, pp.592-596, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 121 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.592-596
  • Keywords: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, dyspnea, disease severity, quality of life, functional capacity, SHUTTLE-WALK TEST, EXERCISE, DETERMINANTS, PERFORMANCE, SEVERITY, SYMPTOMS

Abstract

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.