Humanistic outcomes and quality of life

Mauro Carone, Sabina Antoniu

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The prevalence of chronic respiratory failure (CRF) is currently increasing. This is due to the fact that CRF is the remote consequence of smoking exposure even in ex-smokers, and also to the fact that there is a progressive increase in average life expectancy in western countries. CRF impacts negatively on the functioning of the lungs as well as on other organs, and such negative influences can be measured objectively with various diagnostic tests or subjectively, from the patient's overall point of view, by quality of life assessment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLong-Term Oxygen Therapy: New Insights and Perspectives
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia s.r.l.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9788847025806, 8847025796, 9788847025790
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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