Life event stress and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): associations with mental well-being and quality of life in a population-based study
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether life event stress was associated with greater psychological distress and poorer quality of life in older individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in comparison with their counterparts without COPD. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS A population-based sample (N=497) of individuals aged 65 and above with COPD (postbronchodilatation FEV1/FVC<0.70, N=136) and without COPD (N=277). MEASUREMENTS We measured life event stress, depressive...[Show more]
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