The use of health status questionnaires in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients in clinical practice

Thys van der Molen*, Zuzana Diamant, Jan Willem H. Kocks, Ioanna G. Tsiligianni

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Abstract

Current guidelines recommend chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management based on symptoms or health status assessment and lung function parameters. However, COPD is a complex and heterogeneous disease that needs an individualized approach for proper disease management. A structured consultation including health status assessment tools, such as the Clinical COPD Questionnaire and the COPD Assessment Test should improve the quality of the consultation, providing more information than symptoms alone. Both questionnaires are designed to provide the clinician information enabling a more personalized disease approach and subsequent management. Although both Clinical COPD Questionnaire and COPD Assessment Test have good discriminate properties, their use as prognostic markers of severity and their ability to modify disease management has not yet been fully established. New studies are needed to further determine their value on several disease outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-491
Number of pages13
JournalExpert review of respiratory medicine
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug-2014

Keywords

  • CAT
  • CCQ
  • COPD
  • health status
  • management
  • questionnaires
  • COPD ASSESSMENT TEST
  • ASSESSMENT TEST CAT
  • QUALITY-OF-LIFE
  • REPORTED OUTCOME MEASURES
  • ASSESSMENT TEST-SCORES
  • PRIMARY-CARE
  • IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE
  • SMOKING-CESSATION
  • ECLIPSE COHORT
  • EXACERBATIONS

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