Mood, quality of life and functional exercise capacity in patients with lung cancer and comorbid hypertension

Conclusion: Patients with lung cancer and comorbid hypertension had poorer functional exercise capacity than those without hypertension, despite similar symptoms of anxiety and depression, and quality of life. Hypertension in these patients seems to affect physical performance outcomes more than psychological outcomes.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Physiotherapists Source Type: research

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Source: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Pharmacother Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: 1.6 General Practice and Primary Care Source Type: research
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Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: 5.2 Monitoring Airway Disease Source Type: research
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