Chronic breathlessness associated with poorer physical and mental health-related quality of life (SF-12) across all adult age groups

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Abstract

Little is known about the impact of chronic breathlessness (modified Medical Research Council (mMRC) score ≥2 for most days, at least three of the last six months) on health-related quality of life (Short Form-12 (SF-12)). 3005 adults from randomly selected households were interviewed face-to-face in South Australia. mMRC ≥2 community prevalence was 2.9%. Adjusted analyses showed clinically meaningful and statistically significant decrements of physical and mental components of SF-12 (mean SF-12 summary scores in physical (-13.0 (-16.0 to -10.2)) and mental (-10.7 (-13.7 to -7.8)) components compared with people with mMRC=0) as chronic breathlessness severity increased, across five age groupings.

Detaljer

Författare
  • D. C. Currow
  • E. Dal Grande
  • D. Ferreira
  • M. J. Johnson
  • N. McCaffrey
  • M. Ekström
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Flinders University
  • Hull York Medical School
  • University of Adelaide
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Lungmedicin och allergi
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)1151-1153
Antal sidor3
TidskriftThorax
Volym72
Utgivningsnummer12
StatusPublished - 2017 dec 1
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa