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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

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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]

dc.contributor.authorvan den Bemt, Lisette
dc.contributor.authorSmeele, Ivo J
dc.contributor.authorKolkman, Martijn
dc.contributor.authorGrol, Richard P.T.M.
dc.contributor.authorSchermer, Tjard R.J.
dc.contributor.authorvan Weel, Chris
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:50:45Z
dc.date.available2015-12-13T22:50:45Z
dc.identifier.issn1471-4418
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/80941
dc.description.abstractAim: 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 prognostic factors is described. Results: The study sample consisted of 2,023 patients. BMI was low in 11.7%, MMRC score ≥ 2 was found in 28.7%, and 53.9% fulfilled the criteria of relevant airflow obstruction. Only 3.4% of this population scored on all three prognostic factors. Conclusion: Moderate dyspnoea and moderate airflow obstruction were rather prevalent in this primary care population, but coexistence of factors was low. Therefore, it seems that the assessment of BMI and dyspnoea represent additional information on primary care COPD patients.
dc.publisherStrategic Medical Publishing
dc.sourcePrimary Care Respiratory Journal
dc.subjectKeywords: adult; aged; airway obstruction; article; body mass; chronic obstructive lung disease; disease severity; dyspnea; female; forced expiratory volume; forced vital capacity; human; major clinical study; male; medical society; prevalence; primary medical care Airflow obstruction; Bmi; COPD; Dyspnoea; Population; Primary care; Prognosis
dc.titleLow body mass index, airflow obstruction, and dyspnoea in a primary care COPD patient population
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume19
dc.date.issued2010
local.identifier.absfor111717 - Primary Health Care
local.identifier.ariespublicationf5625xPUB9249
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationvan den Bemt, Lisette, Department of Primary and Community Care
local.contributor.affiliationSmeele, Ivo J, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
local.contributor.affiliationKolkman, Martijn, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
local.contributor.affiliationGrol, Richard P.T.M., Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
local.contributor.affiliationVan Weel, Chris, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSchermer, Tjard R.J., Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage118
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage123
local.identifier.doi10.4104/pcrj.2009.00073
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T09:45:23Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-77954892928
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