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Psychosomatics. 2006 Jul-Aug;47(4):312-9.

Quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and comorbid anxiety or depression.

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  • 1Houston Center Quality of Care and Utilization Studies, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Houston, TX, USA. jcully@bcm.tmc.edu

Abstract

The authors examined 179 veterans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to determine the relative contribution of clinical depression and/or anxiety (Beck Depression and Beck Anxiety Inventories) to their quality of life (Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire and Medical Outcomes Survey Short Form). Multiple-regression procedures found that both depression and anxiety were significantly related to negative quality-of-life outcomes (anxiety with both mental and physical health quality-of-life outcomes, and depression primarily with mental health). When comorbid with COPD, mental health symptoms of depression and anxiety are some of the most salient factors associated with quality-of-life outcomes.

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