Clin Respir J 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.
Department of Neurology, International St. Mary`s Hospital, Catholic Kwandong University College of Medicine, Incheon, Republic of Korea.
Background: Depression is a common comorbidity among people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but the health effects of depression in this group of patients remains poorly understood. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the association between COPD and depression, and the effects of comorbid COPD and depression on health care utilization.
Methods: Our study sample included 10,180 Korean adults (4,437 men and 5,743 women; all aged ≥ 45 years) who participated in the cross-sectional Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging (KLoSA). Read More