Vol. 6, Issue 8 (2017)
Quality of life parameters of patients with combined pathology of asthma and COPD on baseline therapy
Feschenko YI and Nazarenko KV
The current prevalence of obstructive lung diseases (COPD and asthma) remains high in Ukraine and in the world. These diseases alone and in combination are a significant medical and social problem of humanity. The aim of our study was to evaluate the quality of life of patients with combined pathology of asthma and COPD, as well as compare it with such of patients with asthma and COPD. In patients with asthma, COPD and their combination significant violations of all components of quality of life were revealed (according to the SGRQ). Activity limitation was more pronounced in COPD and asthma +COPD compared with asthma. In patients with combined pathology, quality of life worsens with an increase in the degree of bronchial obstruction and with increased respiratory resistance. The considerable smoking history (more than 10 pack-years) also affects all components of the quality of life.
How to cite this article:
Feschenko YI and Nazarenko KV. Quality of life parameters of patients with combined pathology of asthma and COPD on baseline therapy. 2017; 6(8): 12-16.