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dc.contributor.authorRzadkiewicz, Marta
dc.contributor.authorBratås, Ola
dc.contributor.authorEspnes, Geir Arild
dc.identifier.citationThe International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 2016, 11 (1), 2295-2304.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe present paper is a narrative review focusing on the psychological impact, identification of protective factors, and interventions minimizing the psychological burdens of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The research reviews studies on neurocognitive functions, personality, emotional problems, and health-related quality of life. This is done with regard to resources as well as activities enabling or enhancing a patient’s adaptation. PubMed and PsychArticles databases were searched for relevant medical (eg, CODP, emphysema), psychopathology (eg, depression), and psychological (eg, personality) keywords, followed by hand search. After application of the inclusion and exclusion criteria, the search resulted in 82 articles and book chapters. The choice was based on evidence accepted by evidence-based medicine, although at different levels of strength. Psychological experiencing of COPD appears to be very unequally represented with scientific research on emotional problems and functioning decrease significantly outnumbering those addressing resources or effective interventions. As our initial literature search called for an urgent need for further exploration, we have carefully pointed out numerous areas where the knowledge on how to protect or restore psychological well-being among COPD patients should be broadened.en_US
dc.publisherDove Medical Pressen_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse-Ikkekommersiell 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleWhat else should we know about experiencing COPD? A narrative review in search of patients’ psychological burden alleviationen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.source.journalThe International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseaseen_US
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