Do health-status measures play a role in improving treatment in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

T van der Molen*, JWH Kocks

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

During the past few decades, health status has become increasingly important in the clinical research of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The use of health-status questionnaires in routine practice can enhance understanding about the impact of the disease on the patient, improve standardisation and increase compliance through increased patient satisfaction. However, before health-status measurement in individual patients can be used in routine practice, questionnaires have to be validated on an individual level. in this article, the authors suggest a new method of assessing this individual validity, to enhance the use of health-status instruments in daily clinical practice, and thus improve treatment in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-61
Number of pages5
JournalEXPERT OPINION ON PHARMACOTHERAPY
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan-2006

Keywords

  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • health status
  • health-status questionnaire
  • individual validity
  • quality of life
  • validation
  • QUALITY-OF-LIFE
  • RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL
  • CLINICAL-PRACTICE
  • ONCOLOGY PRACTICE
  • CARE
  • COPD
  • IMPACT
  • SURVIVAL
  • COMMUNICATION
  • ASSESSMENTS

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