Pulmonary tuberculosis, impaired lung function, disability and quality of life in a high-burden setting
SETTING: Tuberculosis treatment clinic in Papua, Indonesia. OBJECTIVE: To document the impact of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) on lung function, exercise tolerance and quality of life (QOL). DESIGN: A prospective cohort study of 115 patients with smear-positive PTB followed for 6 months. Demographics, disease history, sputum microbiology, spirometry, 6-minute weight.walk distance (6MWWD) and QOL (modified St George's Respiratory Questionnaire) were measured at diagnosis and at 2 and 6 months....[Show more]
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