Table 3—

Changes during an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD) following early identification (report of the first exacerbation) in various patient-completed questionnaires

QuestionnaireBaselineChange from baseline
nOnsetn4–8 daysn11–15 days
 Functional state2.1±1.3900.5±1.3***970.6±1.5***1010.2±1.2
 Mental state2.0±1.8850.8±1.7***950.6±1.6***980.2±1.6
 Total score2.2±1.2840.8±1.1***950.7±1.2***980.1±1.1
EQ-5D health score66.6±17.891-12.6±19.0*96-9.0±18.2*101-1.6±16.2
MRC dyspnoea score3.0±0.8970.5±0.8***1040.3±0.8***1160.0±0.9
ADL score32.8±26.9918.7±31.39610.2±34.2#1003.7±30.1
  • Data are presented as mean±sd, unless otherwise stated. CCQ: COPD Control Questionnaire; EQ: EuroQol; MRC: Medical Research Council; ADL: activities of daily living. #: p = 0.004; : p = 0.01; ***: p<0.001.