Journal article

Health-related quality of life of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Ingrid A Cox, Nicolas Borchers Arriagada, Barbara de Graaff, Tamera J Corte, Ian Glaspole, Stella Lartey, E Haydn Walters, Andrew J Palmer

European Respiratory Review | EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY SOC JOURNALS LTD | Published : 2020


Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is one of the most common forms of interstitial lung disease presenting in persons 50 years and older. Through a comprehensive review of available studies, we aimed to assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of people living with IPF and the instruments used in this assessment.Searches were conducted up to May, 2020. Quality appraisal and data extraction were performed using pre-designed forms. Narrative synthesis approach was used to report results of the systematic review and a random effects model was used for the meta-analysis. A leave-one-out sensitivity analysis was performed, and a trim and fill method was used to assess publication bias.The r..

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Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for this study came from the Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis (funded by the National Health & Medical Research Council grant 1116371 and supported by Foundation partner Boehringer Ingelheim and Program partners Roche and Galapagos). Funding information for this article has been deposited with the Crossref Funder Registry.