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A cross-sectional assessment of the burden of COPD symptoms in the US and Europe using the National Health and Wellness Survey

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, February 2017
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Title
A cross-sectional assessment of the burden of COPD symptoms in the US and Europe using the National Health and Wellness Survey
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, February 2017
DOI 10.2147/copd.s114085
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Bo Ding, Marco DiBonaventura, Niklas Karlsson, Gina Bergstrom, Ulf Holmgren

Abstract

Past research has suggested significant relationships between symptoms and health outcomes among patients with COPD. However, these studies have generally focused on a broad COPD sample and may have included those not receiving proper treatment. As a result, the aim of this study was to document the burden of COPD symptoms among those who are currently treated with the standard-of-care (SOC) medications in both the US and Western Europe. Data from the 2013 US (N=75,000) and 2011 (N=57,512)/2013 (N=62,000) European (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and UK; 5EU) National Health and Wellness Survey (NHWS) were used. The NHWS is a health survey administered to a demographically representative sample of the adult population in each country. A total of 1,666 and 2,006 patients with self-reported physician diagnosis of COPD in the 5EU and US, respectively, were being treated with the appropriate SOC (based on self-reported medication use) and were included in the analyses. Symptoms (eg, dyspnea, coughing, wheezing) were reported descriptively and summed to create a symptom score (with higher score indicating more frequent symptoms). The relationships between the symptom score and patient outcomes (eg, health status using the Short Form-36 version 2 [SF-36v2], work productivity and activity impairment [WPAI], and self-reported health care resource use) were explored using regression modeling. Nearly all patients (99.7% and 99.8% in the 5EU and US, respectively) reported experiencing symptoms and >80% reported experiencing at least one symptom "often". Increasing symptom scores were associated with poorer health status (unstandardized beta [b] =-0.87 and -0.78 for mental component summary and physical component summary, respectively, in the US and b =-0.67 and -0.79 in the 5EU, respectively; all P<0.05). Increasing symptom scores were also associated with greater work impairment (b =0.09 and 0.06 for the US and 5EU, respectively), activity impairment (b =0.05 and 0.06, respectively), and health care resource utilization (eg, hospitalizations: b =0.05 and 0.06, respectively) (all P<0.05). Approximately 70% of patients reported some level of non-adherence. Greater non-adherence was significantly associated with more frequent symptoms, poorer health status, and greater work impairment and health care resource use (all P<0.05). Patients with COPD who are using the appropriate SOC still experience symptoms, which have a significant effect on both humanistic and economic outcomes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 34 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 8 24%
Student > Master 6 18%
Student > Bachelor 6 18%
Researcher 4 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 9%
Other 7 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 29%
Unspecified 9 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 15%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 12%
Psychology 2 6%
Other 4 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 August 2017.
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#6,265,049
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Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#616
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#138,109
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#32
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