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Chronic obstructive lung disease and posttraumatic stress disorder: current perspectives

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, October 2015
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Title
Chronic obstructive lung disease and posttraumatic stress disorder: current perspectives
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, October 2015
DOI 10.2147/copd.s71449
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Thad Abrams, Amy Blevins, Mark Vander Weg

Abstract

Several studies have reported on the co-occurrence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and psychiatric conditions, with the most robust evidence base demonstrating an impact of comorbid anxiety and depression on COPD-related outcomes. In recent years, research has sought to determine if there is a co-occurrence between COPD and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as for associations between PTSD and COPD-related outcomes. To date, there have been no published reviews summarizing this emerging literature. The primary objective of this review was to determine if there is adequate evidence to support a co-occurrence between PTSD and COPD. Secondary objectives were to: 1) determine if there are important clinical considerations regarding the impact of PTSD on COPD management, and 2) identify targeted areas for further research. A structured review was performed using a systematic search strategy limited to studies in English, addressing adults, and to articles that examined: 1) the co-occurrence of COPD and PTSD and 2) the impact of PTSD on COPD-related outcomes. To be included, articles must have addressed some type of nonreversible obstructive lung pathology. A total of 598 articles were identified for initial review. Upon applying the inclusion and exclusion criteria, n=19 articles or abstracts addressed our stated objectives. Overall, there is inconclusive evidence to support the co-occurrence between PTSD and COPD. Studies finding a significant co-occurrence generally had inferior methods of identifying COPD; in contrast, studies that utilized more robust COPD measures (such as a physician exam) generally failed to find a relationship. Among studies that examined the impact of PTSD on COPD-related outcomes, there was more consistent evidence that PTSD affects the perception of respiratory symptom burden and management. In addition, methods for measuring an important confounder (smoking) were generally lacking. There is inconclusive evidence to support the co-occurrence of COPD and PTSD. There was stronger evidence implicating PTSD as an important comorbidity impacting COPD management. Further research is needed to: 1) determine whether or not COPD and PTSD are likely to be comorbid, and 2) further elucidate the mechanisms connecting PTSD and COPD-related outcomes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Croatia 1 2%
Unknown 47 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 20%
Student > Master 7 14%
Student > Bachelor 5 10%
Researcher 4 8%
Student > Postgraduate 3 6%
Other 7 14%
Unknown 13 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 31%
Psychology 11 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 14%
Environmental Science 1 2%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 2%
Other 2 4%
Unknown 12 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 10 December 2015.
All research outputs
#12,937,813
of 22,830,751 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#1,098
of 2,353 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#121,907
of 274,926 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#46
of 87 outputs
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