Health status in COPD: Current data and future trends

Sabina A. Antoniu, Traian Mihaescu, Mauro Carone, Claudio F. Donner

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In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, health status is an important outcome for clinicians, the pharmaceutical industry and policy-makers. It has been assessed using both generic and disease-specific questionnaires. The generic questionnaire most frequently used in the context of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the Medical Outcome Study Questionnaire Short Form-36, whereas as the disease-specific Saint George's Respiratory Questionnaire has been used extensively to assess the effectiveness of pharmacological interventions, such as β2-agonists, theophylline, inhaled steroids and anticholinergics and the Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire has been proved to be a reliable instrument for the assessment of pulmonary rehabilitation programs. An interesting upcoming research direction would be the further involvement of health status in clinical decision-making processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-65
Number of pages9
JournalExpert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003


  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Health status
  • Therapeutic outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Pharmacology

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