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Influence of continuous nursing on the survival quality of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Objective: This study aims to explore the influence of continuous nursing on the survival quality and prognosis of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Method: A total of 100 patients with COPD from September 2013 to September 2015 were investigated. The Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS) depression questionnaire, Self-rating Anxiety Scale (SAS) anxiety questionnaire and SGRO life quality scale were used.

Results: The SDS and SAS scores of the experimental group 41.3 ± 3.6 and 37.5 ± 7.4, respectively were significantly lower P<0.05 than those of the control group 53.5 ± 4.7 and 51.3 ± 5.6, respectively. In addition, the SGRO total score of the experimental group 33.5 ± 12.6 was significantly lower (P<0.05) than that of the control group 57.5 ± 13.6. Furthermore, the symptoms, limitation of motion, and disease impact in the experimental group were significantly lower (P<0.05) than those in the control group. The PEF of the experimental group 7.94 ± 0.46 mL.s-1 was significantly higher (P<0.05) than that of the control group 7.50 ± 0.68 mL.s-1. In addition, the FEV1 and FEF25-75 of the experimental group were significantly higher (P<0.05) than those of the control group.

Conclusion: Continuous nursing can improve the survival quality and alleviate the negative emotions of patients with COPD.

Author(s): Jin Yan, Bo Wang, Qing-Rui Zhou, Jia-Ling Ma