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Meier, C; Mörgeli, H; Büchi, S; Bodenmann, Guy; 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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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.




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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
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:Psychotherapeutisches Zentrum des Psychologischen Instituts UZH
Deposited On:12 Oct 2011 15:29
Last Modified:04 Nov 2014 10:59
Publisher:Hans Huber
Publisher DOI:10.1024/1661-8157/a000482
PubMed ID:21452127

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