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Sociodemographic and clinical factors affecting the quality of life of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, September 2018
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Title
Sociodemographic and clinical factors affecting the quality of life of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, September 2018
DOI 10.2147/copd.s165714
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Authors

Joanna Rosińczuk, Maria Przyszlak, Izabella Uchmanowicz

Abstract

COPD remains a significant challenge for contemporary medicine. It is one of the most common respiratory illnesses and leads to disability as well as deteriorating patient's quality of life (QOL). The objective of this study was to determine the impact of selected sociodemographic and clinical factors on QOL and level of illness acceptance (LIA) of patients with COPD. This study was a cross-sectional, prospective, observational study. The study involved 100 patients (34 women and 66 men) suffering from COPD for at least half a year, treated in the Allergology Clinic at the Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Allergy, Wroclaw Medical University in Poland. Standardized questionnaires such as Short Form-36 Health Survey, Saint George's Respiratory Questionnaire, Acceptance of Illness Scale, and COPD Author's Questionnaire were used to assess QOL and LIA. Among the most significant results, there were no statistically significant differences between the patients' sex and their QOL and LIA (P>0.05). It has been observed that with an increase in the age of patients, a statistically significant decrease in LIA is observed, especially after 60 years of age (P=0.001). It was found that the higher level of education of the patients was statistically significant in the higher QOL (P<0.05) and in the greater LIA (P<0.05). Interestingly, there was no statistically significant effect of active smoking and overweight on QOL and LIA (P>0.05). Sex of COPD patients does not affect their QOL or LIA, nonetheless, the age decreases the level of QOL and LIA. Higher education improves QOL scores; however, factors such as dyspnea, longer duration of illness, comorbidities, oxygen therapy undertaking, and family burden of respiratory disease affect deterioration of QOL.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 20 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 5 25%
Student > Master 5 25%
Researcher 3 15%
Other 1 5%
Professor 1 5%
Other 5 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 30%
Unspecified 4 20%
Social Sciences 2 10%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 5%
Other 1 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. 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 16 December 2018.
All research outputs
#1,428,024
of 13,087,494 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#195
of 1,591 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#48,180
of 262,995 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#8
of 35 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,087,494 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 88th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,591 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.0. This one has done well, scoring higher than 87% of its peers.
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