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To investigate psychological distress, quality of life, and satisfaction with medical support of patients with COPD and their spouses.
Questionnaires concerning psychological distress and quality of life were sent by mail to 97 patients and 54 spouses (43 couples).
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.
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:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||12 Oct 2011 15:29|
|Last Modified:||23 Nov 2012 16:48|
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