COPD: Quality of Life (2007)
What are the factors affecting body weight, dietary intake and quality of life for patients with COPD?
Four studies were evaluated regarding the factors affecting body weight, dietary intake and quality of life for patients with COPD. Patients with COPD may have more impairment with activities of daily living. In addition, patients with COPD who are malnourished (as defined by BMI) may have lower lung function measurements, more dyspnea, and lower nutritional intakes.
- Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
- Grade II is Fair;
- Grade III is Limited/Weak;
- Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
- Grade V is Not Assignable.
- High (A) means we are very confident that the true effect lies close to that of the estimate of the effect;
- Moderate (B) means we are moderately confident in the effect estimate;
- Low (C) means our confidence in the effect estimate is limited;
- Very Low (D) means we have very little confidence in the effect estimate.
- Ungraded means a grade is not assignable.
Evidence Summary: What are the factors affecting body weight, dietary intake and quality of life for patients with COPD?
- Quality Rating Summary
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- Cochrane WJ, Afolabi OA. Investigation into the nutritional status, dietary intake and smoking habits of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Hum Nutr Diet 2004;17(1):3-11.
- Katsura H, Yamada K, Kida K. Both generic and disease specific health-related quality of life are deteriorated in patients with underweight COPD. Respiratory Medicine 2005;99:624-30.
- Monso E, Fiz JM, Izquierdo J, Alonso J, Coll R, Rosell A, Morera J. Quality of life in severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: correlation with lung and muscle function. Respir Med 1998;92:221-227.
- Odencrants S, Ehnfors M, Grobe SJ. Living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Part 1. Struggling with meal-related situations: experiences among persons with COPD. Scand J Caring Sci 2005;19:230-239.
Search Plan and Results: COPD: Quality of Life 2006