Chronic respiratory diseases and quality of life in elderly nursing home residents

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Abstract

Few studies have assessed the quality of life (QOL) related to chronic respiratory diseases in the elderly. In the framework of the geriatric study on the health effects of air quality in elderly care centers (GERIA) study, a questionnaire was completed by elderly subjects from 53 selected nursing homes. It included various sections in order to assess respiratory complaints, QOL (World Health Organization QOL (WHOQOL)-BREF), and the cognitive and depression status. The outcome variables were the presence of a score lower than 50 (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-219
Number of pages9
JournalChronic respiratory disease
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016

Keywords

  • Asthma
  • aged people
  • COPD
  • elderly
  • quality of life
  • WHOQOL-BREF
  • GLOBAL BURDEN
  • PREVALENCE
  • ASTHMA
  • ADULTS

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