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dc.contributor.authorMagnusson, S
dc.contributor.authorGislason, T
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-20T11:41:10Z
dc.date.available2009-04-20T11:41:10Z
dc.date.issued1999-06-01
dc.date.submitted2009-04-20
dc.identifier.citationScand J Prim Health Care. 1999, 17(2):100-4en
dc.identifier.issn0281-3432
dc.identifier.pmid10439493
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/65440
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To study the prevalence of chronic bronchitis in Iceland and some aspects of quality of life among those suffering from chronic bronchitis. DESIGN: Postal questionnaires. SETTING, SUBJECTS: All Icelandic males born in the years 1913 and 1943 who were alive on 1 November 1993. Altogether 1175 (69.7%) responded. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Physical symptoms of chronic bronchitis, stress symptoms, symptoms of dyspnea and sleep disturbances. RESULTS: 7.1% of those 50 years old and 16.7% of those 80 years old and a history of daily sputum expectoration for at least 3 months during the preceding 2 years. These individuals with chronic bronchitis had a higher prevalence of other respiratory symptoms than did the others, such as "wheezing or whistling" (59.6% vs. 7.2%), and "awakened by breathlessness" (35.2% vs. 6.0%). Complaints of dyspnea were more common among those with symptoms of chronic bronchitis, e.g. "dyspnea when walking" (19.4% vs. 1.4%) and "stops walking because of dyspnea" (22% vs. 1.6%). They also complained more often of insomnia and daytime sleepiness and found themselves more stressed than those without chronic bronchitis. These symptoms were all more common among the 80-year-old men. CONCLUSION: Our study indicates that chronic bronchitis is a frequent illness among Icelandic males. Men with chronic bronchitis often have decreased quality of life, difficulties in moving and frequently sleep complaints.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
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dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen
dc.subject.meshBronchitisen
dc.subject.meshChronic Diseaseen
dc.subject.meshComorbidityen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen
dc.subject.meshQuality of Lifeen
dc.subject.meshSleep Disordersen
dc.subject.meshSmokingen
dc.titleChronic bronchitis in Icelandic males: prevalence, sleep disturbances and quality of lifeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPrimary Health Care Centre, Gardabaer, Iceland.en
dc.identifier.journalScandinavian journal of primary health careen
html.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To study the prevalence of chronic bronchitis in Iceland and some aspects of quality of life among those suffering from chronic bronchitis. DESIGN: Postal questionnaires. SETTING, SUBJECTS: All Icelandic males born in the years 1913 and 1943 who were alive on 1 November 1993. Altogether 1175 (69.7%) responded. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Physical symptoms of chronic bronchitis, stress symptoms, symptoms of dyspnea and sleep disturbances. RESULTS: 7.1% of those 50 years old and 16.7% of those 80 years old and a history of daily sputum expectoration for at least 3 months during the preceding 2 years. These individuals with chronic bronchitis had a higher prevalence of other respiratory symptoms than did the others, such as "wheezing or whistling" (59.6% vs. 7.2%), and "awakened by breathlessness" (35.2% vs. 6.0%). Complaints of dyspnea were more common among those with symptoms of chronic bronchitis, e.g. "dyspnea when walking" (19.4% vs. 1.4%) and "stops walking because of dyspnea" (22% vs. 1.6%). They also complained more often of insomnia and daytime sleepiness and found themselves more stressed than those without chronic bronchitis. These symptoms were all more common among the 80-year-old men. CONCLUSION: Our study indicates that chronic bronchitis is a frequent illness among Icelandic males. Men with chronic bronchitis often have decreased quality of life, difficulties in moving and frequently sleep complaints.


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