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Comparison of respiratory health-related quality of life in patients with intractable breathlessness due to advanced cancer or advanced COPD: Table 1

Overview of attention for article published in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care , December 2015
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Title
Comparison of respiratory health-related quality of life in patients with intractable breathlessness due to advanced cancer or advanced COPD: Table 1
Published in
BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care , December 2015
DOI 10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-000949
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Authors

Shagayegh Javadzadeh, Sarah Chowienczyk, Sara Booth, Morag Farquhar

Abstract

Breathlessness is common in patients with advanced cancer and almost universal in advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but studies suggest their experiences of breathlessness vary. This report builds on these studies by providing quantitative evidence of differences in respiratory health-related quality of life (HRQoL) between these groups. Further, it explores the validity of the Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire (CRQ) in patients with cancer. The CRQ-Original was completed within baseline interviews for a randomised controlled trial of a palliative intervention for intractable breathlessness due to advanced disease. Independent samples Mann-Whitney U tests were performed to identify significant differences in median scores for the four CRQ domains (mastery, dyspnoea, emotional function, fatigue) in patients with advanced COPD (n=73) or advanced cancer (n=67). The Minimally Clinically Important Difference of 0.5 was applied to determine clinical significance. Patients with advanced COPD scored lower across all four CRQ domains. This was statistically significant for dyspnoea, mastery and emotional function (p<0.05), and clinically significant for the latter two, suggesting poorer respiratory HRQoL. Patients with breathlessness due to advanced COPD have worse respiratory HRQoL than those with advanced cancer. This may result from greater burden of breathlessness in COPD due to condition longevity, lesser burden of breathlessness in cancer due to its episodic nature, or variance in palliative referral thresholds by disease group. Our results suggest that greater access to palliative care is needed in advanced COPD, and that formal psychometric testing of the CRQ may be warranted in cancer. NCT00678405.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 29%
Unspecified 4 17%
Student > Postgraduate 3 13%
Other 3 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 13%
Other 4 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 42%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 21%
Unspecified 4 17%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 4%
Mathematics 1 4%
Other 3 13%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 March 2016.
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