Identifying Patients with COPD in Need for Psychosocial Care Through Screening with the HSCL-25 and the CCQ Mental State

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Abstract

High levels of psychological distress are documented in patients with COPD. This study investigates the extent to which patients with a high score on the Hopkins Symptoms Checklist-25 (HSCL-25) or with a high score on the Mental State scale of the Clinical COPD Questionnaire (CCQ) endorse a need for psychosocial care, and investigates several characteristics of patients with a need. Outpatients with COPD of the Department of Pulmonary Diseases of a University Medical Center were assessed with the HSCL-25, CCQ and a question on need for psychosocial care. For patients indicating a need, the percentage of patients with HSCL-25 >= 39 was compared with the percentage of patients with CCQ Mental State > 2 and tested with a Chi-square. In total 323 patients participated; 57% of them were distressed according to the HSCL-25 (>= 39) and 20% according to the CCQ Mental State (> 2); 28% reported a need for psychosocial care. For patients reporting a need for psychosocial care a higher percentage was identified by the HSCL-25 than by the CCQ Mental State (chi(2) = 9.41, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-64
Number of pages5
JournalCOPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • anxiety
  • distress
  • depression, psychology
  • OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY-DISEASE
  • DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS
  • ANXIETY
  • PREVALENCE
  • RISK
  • DISORDERS
  • HEALTH

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