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Effectiveness of the Assessment of Burden of COPD (ABC) tool on health-related quality of life in patients with COPD: a cluster randomised controlled trial in primary and hospital care
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    Re:Effectiveness of the Assessment of Burden of COPD (ABC) tool on health-related quality of life in patients with COPD: Twitter Discussions from the University of Toronto Respirology and Sleep Journal Club (@respandsleepjc)
    • Annerika HM Slok, Researcher
    • Other Contributors:
      • Gerard van Breukelen, Daniel Kotz, Johannes CCM in 't Veen, Niels H Chavannes, Onno CP van Schayck

    In their correspondence on our cluster randomised controlled trial evaluating the Assessment of Burden of COPD (ABC) tool, Abhyankar and colleagues raise some issues regarding the reported results and its implications. First, we would like to clarify that the PACIC is not a questionnaire measuring quality of life, but quality of care as experienced by patients. With respect to randomisation, sample size and baseline imb...

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    Effectiveness of the Assessment of Burden of COPD (ABC) tool on health-related quality of life in patients with COPD: Twitter Discussions from the University of Toronto Respirology and Sleep Journal Club (@respandsleepjc)
    • Anju Anand, Staff Physician
    • Other Contributors:
      • Matthew Stanbrook, Preyanka Abhyankar

    Preyanka Abhyankar, Anju Anand, Matthew B. Stanbrook

    We welcomed the study by Slok and colleagues examining the effect of a tool for assessing the burden of COPD on quality of life as the article of discussion for our Twitter-based asynchronous monthly respirology and sleep journal club. This non-blinded cluster randomized control trial included both primary and hospitalist care and found that the Assessment of...

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