Author(s): Uma Rani Adhikari, Soma Roy

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DOI: 10.52711/2349-2996.2021.00125   

Address: Uma Rani Adhikari1, Soma Roy2
1College of Nursing, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata – 73.
2Para BPHC, Purulia, West Bengal.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 11,      Issue - 4,     Year - 2021


ABSTRACT:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is recently the most common chronic lung disease and presents a serious medical, economic, and social problem for people. A correlational survey research was adopted to identify relationship between quality of life and disease severity among Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) clients attending Pulmonary Medicine OPD in a selected hospital, Kolkata with the objectives to assess the quality of life of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) clients and to find out correlation between disease severity and quality of life among Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) clients. Purposive sampling technique was adapted to select 138 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) clients attending Pulmonary Medicine OPD in a tertiary care hospital, Kolkata. The structured interview schedule was used to collect on demographic data and standardized WHO QOL BREF tool was used to assess Quality of Life. Standardized GOLD criteria were used to assess disease severity of COPD clients. Reliability of the demographic data collection tool was established by inter- rater method and r was 0.77. All the tools were tried out before final data collection. The finding of the study revealed statistically non-significant relationship between all the domain of QOL and disease severity of COPD patients. Total Quality of Life score is also not significantly related with COPD Disease severity score. The study results also showed that QOL is not associated with sociodemographic characteristics. The study concluded that, there is no correlation between quality of life and disease severity.


Cite this article:
Uma Rani Adhikari, Soma Roy. A Correlational study on quality of life and disease severity among Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) clients attending a pulmonary Medicine OPD of a Tertiary care hospital, Kolkata. Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 11(4):528-2. doi: 10.52711/2349-2996.2021.00125

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Uma Rani Adhikari, Soma Roy. A Correlational study on quality of life and disease severity among Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) clients attending a pulmonary Medicine OPD of a Tertiary care hospital, Kolkata. Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 11(4):528-2. doi: 10.52711/2349-2996.2021.00125   Available on: https://ajner.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-11-4-17


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