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Association of change in depression and anxiety symptoms with functional outcomes in pulmonary rehabilitation patients

Journal of Psychosomatic Research 71(1):45 (2011) PMID 21665012

Objective Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) has emerged over the last decade as an essential component of an integrated approach to managing patients with chronic respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We sought to examine how depression and anxiety symptom changes relate to disease-specific quality of life outcomes following PR.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2011.01.002