Fatigue and multidimensional disease severity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Inal-Ince D., Savci S., SAĞLAM M., Calik E., Arikan H., Bosnak-Guclu M., ...More

MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.5, no.3, pp.162-167, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/2049-6958-5-3-162
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.162-167


Background and aims: Fatigue is associated with longitudinal ratings of health in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although the degree of airflow obstruction is often used to grade disease severity in patients with COPD, multidimensional grading systems have recently been developed. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between perceived and actual fatigue level and multidimensional disease severity in patients with COPD.