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Low body mass index, airflow obstruction, and dyspnoea in a primary care COPD patient population

van den Bemt, Lisette; Smeele, Ivo J; Kolkman, Martijn; Grol, Richard P.T.M.; Schermer, Tjard R.J.; van Weel, Chris


Aim: The objective of our study was to explore the existence/co-existence of factors as per American Thoracic Society (ATS)/European Respiratory Society (ERS) standards - for staging patients in a primary care COPD population. Method: A representative sample of COPD patients in primary care was studied. Cross-sectional information on airflow obstruction, body mass index (BMI), and dyspnoea (Modified Medical Research Council [MMRC] score) were collected. The existence/co-existence of these...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Primary Care Respiratory Journal
DOI: 10.4104/pcrj.2009.00073


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