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Patients and carers share the experience of chronic breathlessness

Patients with severe chronic breathlessness associated with their COPD experience “good days” and “bad days” – but so do their carers. A qualitative study from South Australia, comprising separate, semi-structured interviews with nine patients and their carers, found a largely shared experience. Within themes such as a shrinking world, mutual adaptation and co-management, the responses ...

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