Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2017)
Diagnostic significance of different questionnaires in assessing the mental state in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Konopkina LI, Huba YuV and Veresa OV
In recent years, researchers have been focused on study of somatopsychic disorders often found in COPD patients. There are various types of mental disorders in COPD patients. However, psychic changes such as depression and anxiety are often found in COPD patients with comorbid mental disorders. Unfortunately, none of the COPD patient management guidelines currently offer a detailed screening plan to determine presence/absence of concomitant depression and/or anxiety, or any methods for verification of these somatopsychic disorders Aim: to identify the questionnaire which can best help detect COPD patients with somatopsychic disorders. Materials and Methods: we have examined 56 COPD patients. Patients examination included general clinical methods, questionnaires for detecting of mental disorders (PHQ-9, HADS, BDI-SF, STAI), psychiatrist examination. Results: the following types of somatopsychic disorders have been diagnosed for COPD patients examined by a psychiatrist, not only depression and/or anxiety. ROC-analysis allowed us to determine that the results received with the HADS had the greatest diagnostic value for detection of somatopsychic disorders in COPD patients. This questionnaire has some other advantages over the rest of the scales.
How to cite this article:
Konopkina LI, Huba YuV and Veresa OV. Diagnostic significance of different questionnaires in assessing the mental state in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 2017; 6(5): 40-44.