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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-34

Health-related quality of life and psychological well-being in chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases

Department of Clinical Psychology, Amity University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Susmita Halder
Department of Clinical Psychology, Amity University, Kolkata, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjp.tjp_18_21

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Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a persistent inflammatory lung disease which is characterized by progressive and partially reversible symptoms. The incidence rate of COPD is accelerating and becoming remarkable among worldwide population. Increasing recognition of psychological comorbidities among patients with COPD is more likely to be seen than non-COPD patients. Impairment in physiological functioning and restricted lifestyle leads to higher rate of mental health deterioration. Understanding the spectrum of negative consequences related to the psychological and social functioning of the patients with COPD has been underrecognized, and deficits are mostly untreated. Due to deleterious effects of COPD on physical functioning, decline in quality of life (QOL) has been acknowledged. Aim: The aim of the study is to compare the health-related QOL (HRQL) and psychological well-being between COPD patients and normal controls. Methods: In the present study, sixty individuals, thirty individuals diagnosed with COPD and 30 normal controls were taken of both genders, with the age range of 50–70 years. Measures were taken on the basis of psychological well-being and HRQOL. Results: Results suggest that individuals with COPD differed significantly in subjective psychological well-being and HRQOL in comparison with normal controls. Conclusion: In conclusion, COPD affects patients overall psychological well-being and QOL adversely, and requirement of comprehensive psychosocial management is recommended.

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