Experience and prevalence of symptoms among patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A review from literature
Corresponding Author(s) : Omar Melhem
International Journal of Allied Medical Sciences and Clinical Research,
Vol. 8 No. 3 (2020): 2020 Volume - 8 Issue-3
Patients living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) experience a complex life situation due to their illness. Understanding their experiences enables the burden of COPD to be recognised by healthcare professionals. Over the past 15 years, there has been a growing interest among researchers to understand the experiences of patients living with COPD.
This paper explores previous research on symptom experience and prevalence of symptoms among patients living with COPD, and their consequences.
An electronic search strategy was conducted using the following databases: CINAHL, MEDLINE, Academic search complete, Psych INFO, Psych articles, and Psychology and Behavioural Science collection. Scholarly peer reviewed papers published in English between 2000 and 2020 were included. The key words ‘experience’ or ‘living experience’ or ‘lived experience’ or ‘symptom experience’. ‘symptom’ or ‘symptom prevalence’ or ‘multiple symptoms’, ‘chronic obstructive pulmonary disease’ or ‘COPD’ or ‘COAD’ or ‘chronic airway obstruction’ or ‘chronic airway disease’ or ‘lung’ or ‘chest’ or ‘thoracic’ or ‘pulmonary’ or ‘chronic illness’ were combined to explore the experience and prevalence of symptoms in patients with COPD.
Eighteen studies met the inclusion criteria. Ten studies were qualitative explored the living experience with COPD including the symptom experience, while 8 cross sectional studies explored he prevalence of many physical and psychological symptoms experienced by patients with COPD.
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