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Perception of symptoms and quality of life – comparison of patients’ and physicians’ views in the COPD MIRROR study

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, July 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#35 of 2,027)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

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38 tweeters

Citations

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Title
Perception of symptoms and quality of life – comparison of patients’ and physicians’ views in the COPD MIRROR study
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, July 2017
DOI 10.2147/copd.s136711
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Bartolome Celli, Francesco Blasi, Mina Gaga, Dave Singh, Claus Vogelmeier, Valeria Pegoraro, Nicoletta Caputo, Alvar Agusti

Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare potential differences between the perception that COPD patients have of their disease and the perception that physicians have of how the disease affects their patients. Surveys in COPD patients and physicians caring for COPD patients were conducted in Spain, Italy, and Germany. Online questionnaires mirrored to explore the same domains, were administered to patients and physicians. Physicians were asked to respond to the questionnaire taking a recently seen patient who represents the majority of COPD patients usually managed, as a reference. Patients with COPD completed a survey containing the same questions offered to the physicians (Medical Investigation of Respiratory COPD Perception [MIRROR] survey). Comparisons between the responses of patients and general practitioners (GPs) and between patients and pulmonologists (PULs) were run separately using the chi-square, Fisher's exact, or Student's t-tests. A total of 334 COPD patients, 333 GPs, and 333 PULs participated in the surveys. The typical perception that PULs have of the COPD patient was that of an older man with more severe disease and less likely to be a smoker, than the included COPD patients. COPD was regarded as a major health problem by patients and physicians, but its impact on overall quality of life among more severe patients was less strongly perceived by physicians than by patients. Instead, physicians paid more attention to domains related to clinical features (cough, phlegm, and dyspnea), while underestimating COPD impact on leisure and social activities. The majority of patients stated not being completely frank with their doctors during visits. Both GPs and PULs seemed to recognize this issue but underestimated its extent. To improve the doctor-patient communication, a more frank reporting by the patients of their symptoms and feelings and an increased awareness of physicians about the impact on nonconventional domains that patients perceive as importantly affected by COPD should be encouraged.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 74 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 20%
Researcher 11 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 11%
Other 7 9%
Student > Bachelor 6 8%
Other 8 11%
Unknown 19 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 4%
Computer Science 2 3%
Other 11 15%
Unknown 23 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 36. 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 09 May 2018.
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#731,507
of 18,041,265 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#35
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#19,329
of 280,575 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#2
of 58 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 18,041,265 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 95th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 2,027 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.9. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% of its peers.
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