High prevalence of dyspnea in lung cancer

An observational study

Anuja Damani, Arunangshu Ghoshal, Naveen Salins, M. Muckaden, Jayita Deodhar

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Introduction: Dyspnea is a subjective, multidimensional experience of breathing discomfort, commonly seen in patients with advanced cancer. This study is a secondary analysis to seek the clinical prevalence of dyspnea on a subset of patients with lung cancer. Improving the quality of life (QoL) in dyspnea requires aggressive symptom management, which in turn entails a detailed understanding of its symptomatology. Materials and Methods: This was a subset analysis of lung cancer patients of a prospective observational study done over 6 months from April to September 2014 at the Department of Palliative Medicine, Tata Memorial Centre (Mumbai). Results and Conclusions: About 71.43% of the patients with advanced lung cancer experienced dyspnea. Dyspnea increased with worsening fatigue, anxiety, appetite, and well-being. Patients described it as an increased sense of effort for breathing, and it lowered the QoL substantially.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-406
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Palliative Care
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2019
Externally publishedYes

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Dyspnea
Observational Studies
Lung Neoplasms
Respiration
Quality of Life
Appetite
Fatigue
Anxiety
Prospective Studies
Neoplasms

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  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Damani, A., Ghoshal, A., Salins, N., Muckaden, M., & Deodhar, J. (2019). High prevalence of dyspnea in lung cancer: An observational study. Indian Journal of Palliative Care, 25(3), 403-406. https://doi.org/10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_64_19
Damani, Anuja ; Ghoshal, Arunangshu ; Salins, Naveen ; Muckaden, M. ; Deodhar, Jayita. / High prevalence of dyspnea in lung cancer : An observational study. In: Indian Journal of Palliative Care. 2019 ; Vol. 25, No. 3. pp. 403-406.
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Damani, A, Ghoshal, A, Salins, N, Muckaden, M & Deodhar, J 2019, 'High prevalence of dyspnea in lung cancer: An observational study', Indian Journal of Palliative Care, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 403-406. https://doi.org/10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_64_19

High prevalence of dyspnea in lung cancer : An observational study. / Damani, Anuja; Ghoshal, Arunangshu; Salins, Naveen; Muckaden, M.; Deodhar, Jayita.

In: Indian Journal of Palliative Care, Vol. 25, No. 3, 01.07.2019, p. 403-406.

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