Chapter 16. Monitoring and Outcomes

  1. Robert A. Stockley Professor1,
  2. Stephen I. Rennard Professor2,
  3. Klaus Rabe Professor3 and
  4. Bartolome Celli Professor4
  1. Paul W. Jones

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755976.ch16

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

How to Cite

Stockley, R. A., Rennard, S. I., Rabe, K. and Celli, B. (2007) Monitoring and Outcomes, in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470755976.ch16

Author Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, B15 2TH, UK

  2. 2

    Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Section, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 985125 Nebraska Medical Center, 800 South 42nd Street, Omaha, NE 68198-5300

  3. 3

    Dept of Pulmonology, Leiden Universtiy Medical Centre, Albinusdreef 2, C3-P, Postbox 9600, 2300 RC, Leiden, Netherlands

  4. 4

    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, St Elizabeth's Medical Centre, 736 Cambridge Street, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02135-2907

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122894

Online ISBN: 9780470755976



  • diagnostic marker;
  • impairments;
  • dyspnoea scales;
  • questionnaires;
  • health status


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Outcomes and markers

  • Use of markers

  • Patient-reported outcomes

  • Measures of activity limitations

  • Health status questionnaires

  • Health status as a marker of disease severity

  • Health status as a marker of treatment efficacy

  • Health status as a marker of disease progression

  • Measurements of health status in routine practice

  • Conclusions

  • References