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      Differences in subjective and objective respiratory parameters in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with and without pain

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          Abstract

          Background

          Few studies have evaluated the associations between respiratory parameters and pain in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the differences in respiratory parameters between COPD patients who did and did not have pain.

          Methods

          In this cross-sectional study respiratory parameters were measured by spirometry and the St Georges Respiratory Questionnaire. Patients responded to a single question that asked if they were generally bothered by pain.

          Results

          Of the 100 patients, 45% reported that they were generally bothered by pain. Patients who had pain reported a higher number of comorbidities ( P < 0.001) and higher breathlessness scores ( P = 0.003). Physical dimensions of breathlessness were significantly associated with pain ( P ≤ 0.03). The results of logistic regression analysis determined that a higher number of comorbidities (OR = 0.28; P = 0.026) and higher breathlessness scores (OR = 1.03; P = 0.003) made significant unique contributions to the prediction of pain group membership.

          Conclusions

          Comorbidity and breathlessness were risk factors for pain and the physical dimensions of breathlessness were associated with pain.

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                Author and article information

                Journal
                Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis
                Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis
                International Journal of COPD
                International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
                Dove Medical Press
                1176-9106
                1178-2005
                2012
                2012
                28 February 2012
                : 7
                : 137-143
                Affiliations
                [1 ]Stord/Haugesund University College, Department of Health Education, Haugesund, Norway
                [2 ]Haugesund Hospital, Department of Research, Haugesund, Norway
                [3 ]Department of Research and Development, Division of Emergencies and Critical Care, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål, Oslo, Norway
                [4 ]Lovisenberg Diaconal University College, Oslo, Norway
                [5 ]Department of Physiological Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
                Author notes
                Correspondence: Signe Berit Bentsen, Stord/Haugesund University College, Department of Health Education, Haugesund, Norway, Tel +47 5270 2737, Fax +47 5270 2601, Email signe.bentsen@ 123456hsh.no
                Article
                copd-7-137
                10.2147/COPD.S28994
                3299543
                22419861
                © 2012 Bentsen et al, publisher and licensee Dove Medical Press Ltd.

                This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, provided the original work is properly cited.

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                Original Research

                Respiratory medicine

                comorbidity, breathlessness, pain, lung function, copd

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