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In COPD, impact on quality of life can be measured through validated tools.

The SGRQ measures the qualitative impact of COPD14,a

Some domains evaluated by the SGRQ include16:

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Sputum production

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Work activities

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Daily activities*

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Medication use

*Such as walking upstairs or getting dressed.

E-RS-COPD assess COPD symptomsb

Some domains evaluated by the E-RS-COPD include16:

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Sputum production

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Chest congestion

This is not an exhaustive list of items evaluated by the SGRQ and E-RS-COPD.


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a The SGRQ is a 50-item questionnaire designed to measure the qualitative impact of COPD on overall health , daily life, and perceived well-being. Higher scores mean greater disease severity. 14
b E-RS-COPD is an 11-item patient-reported derivative tool that measures the effect of treatment on respiratory symptom severity in patients with stable COPD . Higher scores mean greater disease severity. 17

COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; E-RS-COPD, Evaluating Respiratory Symptoms in COPD; QoL, quality of life; SGRQ, St George’s Respiratory Questionnaire


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