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

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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.

Publication Date


  • 2017

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  • Currow, D. C., Dal Grande, E., Ferreira, D., Johnson, M. J., McCaffrey, N., & Ekstr��m, M. (2017). Chronic breathlessness associated with poorer physical and mental health-related quality of life (SF-12) across all adult age groups. Thorax, 72(12), 1151-1153. doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209908

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85026853834

Start Page


  • 1151

End Page


  • 1153

Volume


  • 72

Issue


  • 12

Place Of Publication


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.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Publisher


Published In


Citation


  • Currow, D. C., Dal Grande, E., Ferreira, D., Johnson, M. J., McCaffrey, N., & Ekstr��m, M. (2017). Chronic breathlessness associated with poorer physical and mental health-related quality of life (SF-12) across all adult age groups. Thorax, 72(12), 1151-1153. doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209908

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85026853834

Start Page


  • 1151

End Page


  • 1153

Volume


  • 72

Issue


  • 12

Place Of Publication