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Chronic breathlessness associated with poorer physical and mental health-related quality of life (SF-12) across all adult age groups

Currow, D. C.; Dal Grande, E.; Ferreira, D.; Johnson, M. J.; McCaffrey, N. and Ekström, M. LU (2017) In Thorax 72(12). p.1151-1153
Abstract

Little is known about the impact of chronic breathlessness (modified Medical Research Council (mMRC) score ≥2 for most days, at least three of the last six months) on health-related quality of life (Short Form-12 (SF-12)). 3005 adults from randomly selected households were interviewed face-to-face in South Australia. mMRC ≥2 community prevalence was 2.9%. Adjusted analyses showed clinically meaningful and statistically significant decrements of physical and mental components of SF-12 (mean SF-12 summary scores in physical (-13.0 (-16.0 to -10.2)) and mental (-10.7 (-13.7 to -7.8)) components compared with people with mMRC=0) as chronic breathlessness severity increased, across five age groupings.

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  abstract     = {<p>Little is known about the impact of chronic breathlessness (modified Medical Research Council (mMRC) score ≥2 for most days, at least three of the last six months) on health-related quality of life (Short Form-12 (SF-12)). 3005 adults from randomly selected households were interviewed face-to-face in South Australia. mMRC ≥2 community prevalence was 2.9%. Adjusted analyses showed clinically meaningful and statistically significant decrements of physical and mental components of SF-12 (mean SF-12 summary scores in physical (-13.0 (-16.0 to -10.2)) and mental (-10.7 (-13.7 to -7.8)) components compared with people with mMRC=0) as chronic breathlessness severity increased, across five age groupings.</p>},
  author       = {Currow, D. C. and Dal Grande, E. and Ferreira, D. and Johnson, M. J. and McCaffrey, N. and Ekström, M.},
  issn         = {0040-6376},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {12},
  number       = {12},
  pages        = {1151--1153},
  publisher    = {BMJ Publishing Group},
  series       = {Thorax},
  title        = {Chronic breathlessness associated with poorer physical and mental health-related quality of life (SF-12) across all adult age groups},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209908},
  volume       = {72},
  year         = {2017},
}