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The relationship between cough-specific quality of life and abdominal muscle endurance, fatigue, and depression in patients with COPD

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, September 2015
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Title
The relationship between cough-specific quality of life and abdominal muscle endurance, fatigue, and depression in patients with COPD
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International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, September 2015
DOI 10.2147/copd.s88910
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Ebru Calik-Kutukcu, Hulya Arikan, Sema Savci, Naciye Vardar-Yagli, Melda Saglam, Deniz Inal-Ince, Lutfi Coplu

Abstract

Cough is a prevalent symptom that impacts quality of life in COPD. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between cough-specific quality of life, abdominal muscle endurance, fatigue, and depression in stable patients with COPD. Twenty-eight patients with COPD (mean age 60.6±8.7 years) referred for pulmonary rehabilitation participated in this cross-sectional study. Sit-ups test was used for assessing abdominal muscle endurance. Leicester Cough Questionnare (LCQ) was used to evaluate symptom-specific quality of life. Fatigue perception was evaluated with Fatigue Impact Scale (FIS). Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) was used for assessing depression level. The LCQ total score was significantly associated with number of sit-ups; BDI score; FIS total; physical, cognitive, and psychosocial scores (P<0.05). Scores of the LCQ physical, social, and psychological domains were also significantly related with number of sit-ups, FIS total score, and BDI score (P<0.05). FIS total score and number of sit-ups explained 58% of the variance in LCQ total score (r=0.76, r (2)=0.577, F(2-20)=12.296, P<0.001). Chronic cough may adversely affect performance in daily life due to its negative effect on fatigue and decrease abdominal muscle endurance in patients with COPD. Decreased cough-related quality of life is related with increased level of depression in COPD patients. Effects of increased abdominal muscle endurance and decreased fatigue in COPD patients with chronic cough need further investigation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
India 1 2%
Unknown 41 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 21%
Student > Master 8 19%
Researcher 5 12%
Other 4 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 7%
Other 8 19%
Unknown 6 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 26%
Psychology 9 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Computer Science 2 5%
Other 8 19%
Unknown 5 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 30 September 2015.
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#9,605,450
of 15,670,680 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#1,108
of 1,841 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#122,202
of 242,365 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#60
of 88 outputs
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