Nursing research

Symptom clusters and immune dysfunction in COPD (SCID-COPD-study)
In a multicentre study involving several hospitals in south-eastern Norway, we register the symptom burden in COPD patients using comprehensive questionnaires in addition to an extensive pulmonological assessment. Also, blood samples are drawn for analyses of certain immune markers. The patients are followed for one year. The project is a cooperation between The Center for Shared Decision Making and Nursing Research, the University of California San Francisco, The Norwegian Institute of Public Health and our department.

Patients' symptom experiences before and after lung cancer surgery - predictors of patients' symptom burden.


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