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The University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, TX
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Depression and Anxiety in Patients with COPD: A Focus on Psychological Treatments in Ambulatory Care Settings

Author(s): Joseph Mignogna, Jeffrey A. Cully.

Abstract:

Depression and anxiety are highly comorbid with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and are associated with poor treatment adherence, increased rates of physical disability, functional disability, mortality, healthcare costs, and a worsening quality of life. Despite its prevalence, there is a dearth of research on psychological treatments for depressed and/or anxious patients with COPD. This review examines the current evidence for psychological treatments for depression and anxiety in COPD, structured within the RE-AIM (Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation and Maintenance) framework, in an effort to highlight the current practice and research needs for this important and complex patient population.

Keywords: Ambulatory care, anxiety, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, primary care, psychotherapy, REAIM

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Article Details

VOLUME: 8
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2012
Page: [137 - 144]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/157339812799859743
Price: $58