Correlative study of COPD, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Type-II Diabetes Mellitus in South Karnataka Population
Keywords:: COPD, RA, DM, ED-5D Index, GHQ-12
Background: Chronic diseases like COPD, RA and DM impair the social and physical activities. Hence their
mental status and physical conditions has to be ruled out.
Method: 30 COPD, 30 RA, 30 DM, (total 90 patients) were compared with each other and controlled group also.
Their base line features, physical activity, ED-5D index after discharged from ICU / hospital since last six months.
Mental status was also compared in at three groups and controlled group also with percentage.
Results: Higher physical activity was observed in DM patients (20.2 ±1.8) and low level physical activity in COPD
(9.4 ± 3.1). ED-5D Index value was least in COPD (0.60 ± 0.20) andhigh index was in DM (0.72 ± 0.26). Mobility
problem self care deficiency, pain / discomfort were higher in COPD patient.
Conclusion: This comparative of chronic diseases like COPD was compared with RA and DM and severity of
disease was observed in COPD which is significantly involved in respiratory distress which creates multiple
problems like dyspnoea,anxiety, discomfort need to be treated with more meticulously to avoid morbidity and
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