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Ear acupuncture for anxiety in patients with COPD attending pulmonary rehabilitation: a feasibility study

Conclusion: Ear acupuncture was a feasible adjunctive treatment option for this sample of patients with COPD, attending PR. A larger trial is needed to confirm efficacy.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Physiotherapists Source Type: research

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Anxiety and depression are usually under diagnosed among the patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which has a negative impact on patient quality of life through restriction of activities...
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Conclusions: Despite the time involved, PPI activities generated considerable public interest in TANDEM and informed the design and delivery of the trial.Funding: NIHR HTA: 13/146/02
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: General Practice and Primary Care Source Type: research
Conclusions: Male COPD patients with poor IMP are more likely to be anxious. Inspiratory muscle training may play a role in reducing anxiety in this population. Further examination of this relationship in males and females with COPD is warranted.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Rehabilitation and Chronic Care Source Type: research
Conclusions: The pre-pilot study has enabled significant refinement of the TANDEM intervention prior to piloting. This may prove key to successful, cost-effective, implementation within the larger planned randomized controlled trial.Funding: NIHR HTA 13/146/02
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: General Practice and Primary Care Source Type: research
206 COPD patients (age - (64,4±0,8) yrs, males - 158) and 100 healthy individuals (age - (61,5±1,3) yrs, males - 56) were examined by traditional pulmonological methods, standardized psychological questionnaires (The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale (SRDS), The Wasserman scale of neurotization level (LN), assessment of QL by International questionnaire MOS SF-36. The inspection of psychological status of respondents showed that 42 (20.4%) COPD patients had the clinically meaningful syndrome (SPD), which manifested by detection high levels of all scales. Among healthy ind...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: General Practice and Primary Care Source Type: research
Conclusion: Patient-carer agreement was worse for less observable symptoms and ADLs, less patient-carer interaction, greater disease and caring burden, and poorer dyad health. Greater communication within dyads should be promoted.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: General Practice and Primary Care Source Type: research
Conclusion: In a large Hellenic COPD cohort more than 85% of the COPD individuals suffered from a least 1 comorbidity with Cardiovascular and Metabolic diseases to be the most prevalent.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: General Practice and Primary Care Source Type: research
Conclusion: HADS has the highest diagnostic significance of screening for COPD pts for the presence of mental disorders.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Problems COPD Source Type: research
Mental disorders, clinical, functional signs of COPD could have a combined negative impact on COPD patients (pts).Aim: to identify COPD pts with the highest and lowest frequency, severity of depression, anxiety symptoms.Materials and Methods: 100 COPD pts GOLD 1-4 (age – 63,5±0,9 yrs, male – 85 (85%)). Measurements: clinical status, FEV1post, SpO2, 6MWT, mMRC, CAT, CCQ, SGRQ. Mental state assessed by PHQ-9, BDI-SF, HADS, STAI.Results: cluster analysis found 3 clusters with maximum difference between all indicators that were studied (p
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Problems COPD Source Type: research
Mental disorders in COPD have significant impact on the overall condition of pts. "Gold standard" of diagnosis of mental disorders is only qualified examination of patients by psychiatrist.Aim: to determine the frequency and types of mental disorders in COPD pts according to severity of COPD.Materials and Methods: we studied 56 COPD pts GOLD 1-4 (age – 63,9±1,0 yrs, male – 46 (82,1%). Examination included general clinical methods, CAT, FEV1post by spirometry. Final mental state assessment of all pts was performed by a psychiatrist who applied clinical anamnestic, psychopathological and psychodi...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Problems COPD Source Type: research
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