Selda Arslan | Turkey

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

Selda Arslan

Nursing Department, Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey


  • Research   
    Body Mass Index, Fatigue and Dyspnea in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Author(s): Rabia Gunes and Selda Arslan*

    Objective: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease leads to dyspnea and fatigue by causing malnutrition and impaired respiratory muscle strength in patients. This study was conducted to determine the factors associated with body mass index, fatigue, and dyspnea levels in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Method: This descriptive and relational study was conducted with 209 individuals in a clinic in Turkey. The data were collected using a questionnaire form, the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Asthma Fatigue Scale, and the Dyspnea-12 Scale. In statistical analysis, standard deviation, independent group’s t-test, one-way analysis of variance, correlation analysis, and multiple regression analysis backward method were used. Results: Our data confirmed that fatigue and dyspnea are the major problems in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients, with .. Read More»
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