COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and comorbdities: The untold stories

01 October 2008 → 30 September 2013
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Education curriculum
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Respiratory medicine
    • Respiratory medicine
    • Respiratory medicine
COPD comorbidity functioning and disability
Project description

Patients with COPD often have multiple chronic diseases and need complex care, wich we want to optimize. In primary care we compose a cohort of 150 patients with COPD and comorbidity wich we sescribe by biomedical variables and validated instrumentes for functioning and disability. Wich variables correlate with need of care? Can a prospective cohort study define prognostic markers for mortality, growing morbidity and loss of independence?