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Impact of Hospital Stay in Fatigue in Patients Hospitalized Due to Acute Exacerbation of COPD FREE TO VIEW

Irene Torres-Sánchez, PT; Marie Carmen Valenza, PhD; Gerald Valenza-Demet, PhD; Irene Cabrera-Martos, PT; María José Flores-Barba, NP; Ascensión Rodríguez-Rodríguez, NP
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University of Granada, Granada, Spain

Chest. 2014;145(3_MeetingAbstracts):368A. doi:10.1378/chest.1823484
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SESSION TITLE: COPD Rehabilitation Posters

SESSION TYPE: Poster Presentations

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of hospitalization in fatigue in COPD patients hospitalized due to an acute exacerbation.

METHODS: In this study 49 COPD subjects hospitalized due to an acute exacerbation were included. Patients completed the Piper fatigue scale (PFS) at baseline, at discharge and at one week of discharge. PFS measures four dimensions of subjective fatigue: behavioral/severity; affective meaning; sensory; and cognitive/mood.

RESULTS: The participants included in the sample were mean age of 72,57±8.6 years, with mean body mass index 28.6±5.6 Kg/m2. Mean length of hospital stay was 8.33±1.56 days. Fatigue decreased significantly in behavioral (6.59 ± 2.44; 5.17 ± 2.33; p<0.001) and affective (7.11 ± 2.09;5.79 ± 1.56; p>0.001) subscales and in total score (5.66 ± 1.76;5.01 ± 1.43; p>0.001) comparing baseline and discharge values. And fatigue increased significantly in cognitive subscale (3.79 ± 1.53;4.31 ± 1.17; p=0.019) comparing baseline and discharge values. However, if we compared discharge values with values at one week to discharge all the subscales of PFS increased including total score, being significantly behavioral (5.02 ± 2.68; 7.69 ± 1.75; P>0.001), affective (5.60 ± 1.33; 7.33 ± 1.359; p>0.001), and sensory (5.17 ± 2.506; 6.600 ± 1.642; p=0.007) subscales and total score (5.16 ± 1.70; 6.705 ± 1.33; p>0.001).

CONCLUSIONS: We found that COPD patients show a reduction in the subjective perception of fatigue at discharge, and a significant increase in fatigue values at one week of discharge.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Fatigue is an important variable to measure in COPD hospitalized patients.

DISCLOSURE: The following authors have nothing to disclose: Irene Torres-Sánchez, Marie Carmen Valenza, Gerald Valenza-Demet, Irene Cabrera-Martos, María José Flores-Barba, Ascensión Rodríguez-Rodríguez

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