SESSION TITLE: COPD Comorbidities
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
PURPOSE: To establish the association between depression and severity of airways obstruction in patients with COPD
METHODS: 230 patients with stable COPD, diagnosed as per GOLD guidelines on the basis of clinical presentation and spirometry, were recruited. The COPD Assessment Test (CAT) and the Personal Health Questionnaire Depression Scale (PHQ-9) were administered to these patients. The results of both the questionnaires were analysed, compared and correlated with spirometry findings.