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Prevalence and correlates of suicide ideation in patients with COPD: a mixed methods study

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In this mixed methods study of 202 patients with moderate to very severe COPD, 60% percent reported depressive symptoms and 25% met PHQ-9 criteria for major depression; 11% reported suicidal ideation. Those reporting suicidal ideation were more likely to 1) be female, 2) experience greater dyspnea, depression and anxiety, 3) have been treated for their depression and anxiety and 4) have been hospitalized more times than their counterparts in the comparison cohort (depressed without experiencing suicidal ideation). Trends identified via qualitative analysis of data from patient interviews (e.g., difficulty communicating with a healthcare provider) are also discussed.

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Citation: Fleehart S, Fan VS, Nguyen HQ, et al. Prevalence and correlates of suicide ideation in patients with COPD: a mixed methods study. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. December 2014; 9(1): 1321—1329. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/COPD.S65507.
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