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Chronic breathlessness associated with poorer physical and mental health-related quality of life (SF-12) across all adult age groups

Currow, D. C.; Johnson, M. J.; Dal Grande, E.; Ekström, M.; Ferreira, D.; McCaffrey, N.

Authors

D. C. Currow

E. Dal Grande

M. Ekström

D. Ferreira

N. McCaffrey



Abstract

© 2017 Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. Little is known about the impact of chronic breathlessness (modified Medical Research Council (mMRC) score ≥2 for most days, at least three of the last six months) on health-related quality of life (Short Form-12 (SF-12)). 3005 adults from randomly selected households were interviewed face-to-face in South Australia. mMRC ≥2 community prevalence was 2.9%. Adjusted analyses showed clinically meaningful and statistically significant decrements of physical and mental components of SF-12 (mean SF-12 summary scores in physical (-13.0 (-16.0 to -10.2)) and mental (-10.7 (-13.7 to -7.8)) components compared with people with mMRC=0) as chronic breathlessness severity increased, across five age groupings.

Publication Date Dec 1, 2017
Journal Thorax
Print ISSN 0040-6376
Electronic ISSN 1468-3296
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 72
Issue 12
Pages 1151-1153
Institution Citation Currow, D. C., Johnson, M. J., Dal Grande, E., Ekström, M., Ferreira, D., & McCaffrey, N. (2017). Chronic breathlessness associated with poorer physical and mental health-related quality of life (SF-12) across all adult age groups. Thorax, 72(12), 1151-1153. https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209908
DOI https://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209908
Keywords Chronic breathlessness; Health-related quality of life; Short form 12 (SF12); Population survey; Period prevalence
Publisher URL http://thorax.bmj.com/content/early/2017/03/29/thoraxjnl-2016-209908
Copyright Statement ©2017 University of Hull
Additional Information Authors' accepted manuscript of article published in: Thorax, 2017

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