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Quality of life of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
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PMID:  23047217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: To assess the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in 4 Gulf Council Cooperation (GCC) countries.
METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey between December 2011 and March 2012 in the following countries: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Riyadh, Dammam, and Jeddah), Kuwait, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. The HRQL was measured using the COPD Assessment Test (CAT) and the Chronic Respiratory Disease Questionnaire-Self-Administered Standardized questionnaire (CRQ-SAS).
RESULTS: We recruited 120 patients from 6 centers in 4 countries. Their average forced expiratory volume (FEV)1 was 49.3% ( +/- 13.4) of predicted, and the ratio of FEV1 to forced vital capacity was 0.58 ( +/- 0.11). The average COPD Assessment Test (CAT) score was 20.4 +/- 7.6; CAT scores were highest for Riyadh (24.1 +/- 7.7) and lowest for Kuwait (18.5 +/- 9.2), with no significant difference between the centers. For the CRQ-SAS, the dyspnea domain score was 4.6 +/- 1.6, the fatigue domain score was 4.3 +/- 1.3, the emotional domain was 4.6 +/- 1.2, and the mastery domain was 4.8 +/- 1.4. The correlation coefficients of the association between the CAT score and the 4 domains of the CRQ-SAS for all of the centers combined was statistically significant.
CONCLUSION: The CAT and CRQ-SAS revealed that the patients with COPD experienced a moderate to severe impact from the disease, and a considerably compromised quality of life in the GCC countries.
Mohamed S Al Moamary; Hani M Tamim; Sana S Al-Mutairi; Thamer H Al-Khouzaie; Bassam H Mahboub; Suhaila E Al-Jawder; Omer S Alamoudi; Mohammed O Al Ghobain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi medical journal     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0379-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi Med J     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909441     Medline TA:  Saudi Med J     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1111-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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