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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-49880

Meier, C; Mörgeli, H; Büchi, S; Bodenmann, G; Witzemann, L; Jenewein, J (2011). Psychische Belastung und Lebensqualität bei COPD-Patienten und bei deren Partnern. Praxis, 100(7):407-415.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE:
To investigate psychological distress, quality of life, and satisfaction with medical support of patients with COPD and their spouses.

METHOD:
Questionnaires concerning psychological distress and quality of life were sent by mail to 97 patients and 54 spouses (43 couples).

RESULTS:
We found increased scores of anxiety and depression. In terms of quality of life the patients reported significantly lower scores than their spouses. Patients as well as their spouses reported a high satisfaction about the given medical support.

CONCLUSION:
Spouses of COPD patients are at increased risk for psychiatric morbidity und should therefore be included regularly in care programs.

Other titles:Psychological distress and quality of life in COPD-patients and their spouses
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
DDC:150 Psychology
610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:2011
Deposited On:12 Oct 2011 15:29
Last Modified:23 Nov 2012 16:48
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:1661-8157
Publisher DOI:10.1024/1661-8157/a000482
PubMed ID:21452127
Citations:Google Scholar™
Scopus®. Citation Count: 2

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