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Influence of anxiety on health outcomes in COPD

Resource Type: Research Papers

This was a study of 1,202 patients with COPD and a matched control group. Those with COPD were at a higher risk for anxiety and this was related to poorer health outcomes, including decreased 6-minute walk test performance, increased self-reported functional issues and greater risk of COPD exacerbation.

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Citation: Eisner MD, Blanc PD, Yelin EH, et al. Influence of anxiety on health outcomes in COPD. Thorax. 2010; 65:229-234. Accessed March 30, 2020.
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