BODE score is a useful predictor of hospital admission in rural patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

McKellar, Alice, Cottrell, W. Neil and Whelan, Anthony (2008) BODE score is a useful predictor of hospital admission in rural patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respirology, 13 3: 438-443. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1843.2007.01169.x


Author McKellar, Alice
Cottrell, W. Neil
Whelan, Anthony
Title BODE score is a useful predictor of hospital admission in rural patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Journal name Respirology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1323-7799
Publication date 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2007.01169.x
Volume 13
Issue 3
Start page 438
End page 443
Total pages 6
Editor P. J. Thompson
Place of publication Richmond, Vic., Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject C1
321027 Respiratory Diseases
730110 Respiratory system and diseases (incl. asthma)
Formatted abstract
 Background and objective:  COPD is a chronic illness with frequent episodic exacerbations that require admission to hospital. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors (or predictors) for hospital admission in a sample of rural COPD patients.

Methods:  COPD patients from the Goulburn and Crookwell areas of New South Wales, Australia, were included in the study. Patients were divided into two groups: those with two or fewer admissions, and those with three or more admissions in the last year. Patient interviews were conducted, and data were collected on demographics, consumption of health resources, COPD severity measures (BODE score) and quality of life.

Results:  There were 32 patients recruited with a median age of 68 years, and 21 (65.6%) were male. There were no significant differences in risk factors (or predictors) identified between the two groups. A statistical difference was found between the two groups, with patients with three or more hospital admissions having a higher BODE score (P = 0.004), poorer quality-of-life score (P = 0.015) and reduced exercise tolerance (P = 0.001).

Conclusions:  In this small sample of COPD patients, there were no clear differences in terms of risk factors for COPD admission between the two groups. The BODE score was found to be a useful predictor of disease severity and likelihood of hospital admission.

Keyword airflow obstruction
Body Mass Index (bmi)
dyspnoea
exercise capacity
hospitalization
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
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