MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.5, no.3, pp.162-167, 2010 (SCI-Expanded)
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MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
BODE index, COPD, disease severity, endurance, fatigue, SAFE index, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, BODY-MASS INDEX, EXERCISE CAPACITY, LUNG-FUNCTION, LIMITATION, DYSPNEA, HEALTH, SCALE, COPD
Gazi University Affiliated:
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.