Impact of obstructive airways disease on quality of life in older adults

Renwick, D. S.; Connolly, M. J.
May 1996
Thorax;May1996, Vol. 51 Issue 5, p520
Academic Journal
No abstract available.


Related Articles

  • Examining the Role of Gender in Health-Related Quality of Life. Low, Gail; Gutman, Gloria // Journal of Gerontological Nursing;Nov2006, Vol. 32 Issue 11, p42 

    The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to explore the impact of gender on health-related quality of life perceptions among 67 older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who were living with a spouse. Physical and psychosocial health-related quality of life perceptions as well...

  • Small Airways Disease in Asthma. Gulliver, Tanya; Piedimonte, Giovanni; Eid, Nemr // Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews;2006, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p279 

    Small airway plays a major role in viral infection of the respiratory tract in infants and young children. Indeed these early viral infections have been shown to lead to airway remodeling and early development of non allergic asthma by affecting the expression of critical growth factors. In the...

  • Right intralobar sequestration with arterial supply from left gastric artery. Lee, Candy // Thorax;Sep2015, Vol. 70 Issue 9, p912 

    The article offers news briefs related to chest diseases as of September 2015. According to findings of a Canadian study weight loss in asthma patients improves asthma severity, airway hyper-responsiveness and quality of life. Findings of study has revealed that lung diseases and impairment may...

  • Epidemiology and Management of Common Pulmonary Diseases in Older Persons. Akgün, Kathleen M.; Crothers, Kristina; Pisani, Margaret // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;Mar2012, Vol. 67A Issue 3, p276 

    Pulmonary disease prevalence increases with age and contributes to morbidity and mortality in older patients. Dyspnea in older patients is often ascribed to multiple etiologies such as medical comorbidities and deconditioning. Common pulmonary disorders are frequently overlooked as contributors...

  • Long-term Mortality Among Adults with Asthma.  // Primary Care Reports;Sep2013, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p18 

    The article offers information on the primary causes of deaths in asthmatic adults such as the obstructive airways disease, and the degree of peripheral blood eosinophilia.

  • Relation of birth weight and childhood respiratory infection to adult lung function and death from chronic obstructive airways disease. Barker, D.J.P.; Godfrey, K.M.; Fall, C.; Osmond, C.; Winter, P.D.; Shaheen, S.O. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);9/21/91, Vol. 303 Issue 6804, p671 

    Assesses the association of birth weight, infant weight and childhood respiratory infection with adult lung function and death caused by chronic obstructive airways disease. Effect of low birth weight on adult lung function; Impact of lung disease in infancy on weight gain; Importance of...

  • Treatment Options for Sleep Apnoea. Grunstein, R.R.; Hedner, J.; Grote, L. // Drugs;Jan2001, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p237 

    Sleep apnoea (SA) is a common sleep disorder affecting 4 to 25% of the adult population. The most common form, obstructive SA, is characterised by recurrent upper airway obstruction during sleep associated with sleep disruption and hypoxaemia. There is increasing evidence that SA leads to...

  • Unblocking the congested airway. van Aswegen, Tami // South African Pharmacist's Assistant;2014, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p19 

    The article discusses nasal congestion, which is said to be the common cause of airway obstruction. Topics include the impact of allergic rhinitis on people's quality of life, the symptoms associated with allergies like sneezing and headaches and the ways of decongesting the blocked airway such...

  • New Lung Volume Report Issued.  // Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy;Autumn2005, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p26 

    The article presents information about the new lung volume report issued by the Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment. Emphysema is a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that mainly affects adults older than 65. The disease causes shortness of breath and reduces quality...

  • Health-related quality of life and antihypertensive medication adherence among older adults. Holt, Elizabeth Winter; Muntner, Paul; Joyce, Cara Jean; Webber, Larry; Krousel-Wood, Marie A. // Age & Ageing;Jul2010, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p481 

    Purpose: health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is an important psycho-social characteristic which may impact an individual’s ability to manage their chronic disease. We examined the association between HRQOL and antihypertensive medication adherence in older adults.


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics