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Observational longitudinal study of symptom burden and time for recovery from community-acquired pneumonia reported by older adults surveyed nationwide using the CAP Burden of Illness Questionnaire

Overview of attention for article published in Patient related outcome measures, July 2015
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  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 135)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
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Title
Observational longitudinal study of symptom burden and time for recovery from community-acquired pneumonia reported by older adults surveyed nationwide using the CAP Burden of Illness Questionnaire
Published in
Patient related outcome measures, July 2015
DOI 10.2147/prom.s85779
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Reiko Sato, John Powers, Kathleen Wyrwich, Holly Yu, Kathleen W Wyrwich, John H Powers

Abstract

Millions of older adults who develop community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) each year survive, but there is a large knowledge gap on the burden of CAP and the recovery process in survivors from the patient perspective. The newly developed CAP Burden of Illness Questionnaire was administered through a Web survey to a nationwide sample of US adults aged ≥50 years who were recently diagnosed with CAP. Survey respondents with unresolved symptoms or other CAP-related health problems completed a second survey 30 days later; a third survey was completed another 30 days later by respondents with unresolved symptoms or problems. Nationally representative results describing the average time to recovery of symptoms and other CAP-related problems were achieved using post-stratification weights. Five hundred participants completed the initial survey. The time to resolution for the CAP symptoms of weakness, shortness of breath, and tiredness exceeded 3 weeks on average. There was an average of 13 days of absenteeism, and 3 weeks (mean =21 days) before achieving full work/activity productivity after CAP. For participants with health conditions that worsened from pneumonia, chronic emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease took the longest to return to baseline (mean =60 and 52.4 days, respectively). The results from this study demonstrate that older adults surviving a CAP episode experience a significant multi-symptom illness with long recovery periods to achieve pre-CAP health and productivity. These findings highlight the need for further research on effective clinician-patient communication, the need for patient-centered outcomes in clinical trials for CAP therapeutics, adequate home care during the recovery process, and the pursuit of CAP prevention strategies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 34 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 18%
Student > Master 4 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 9%
Lecturer 2 6%
Other 4 12%
Unknown 11 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 44%
Computer Science 3 9%
Psychology 2 6%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 11 32%

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