Internal Medicine: Open Access

Internal Medicine: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-8048


Kimihide Tada

  • Research Article
    Disease-specific Severity Measures and Health-related Quality of Life in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
    Author(s): Hiromi Tomioka and Kimihide TadaHiromi Tomioka and Kimihide Tada

    Objective: To elucidate the correlation between two disease-specific severity measures (CPI, composite physiologic index; GAP, gender, age, lung physiology variables) and health-related quality of life in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Methods: We used data from a previously reported observational cohort study using the Medical Outcome Study Short Form 36 (SF-36) for measuring health-related quality of life. Of the 44 patients with IPF who participated in the initial cross-sectional study, 32 patients participated in the follow-up study. The CPI and the GAP index were calculated at baseline and follow-up. Results: In the cross-sectional study, the CPI only correlated with one SF-36 domain and the GAP index did not correlate with any of the SF-36 domains. In the current longitudinal study (the median f.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-8048.1000138

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