Palliative Care to Improve Quality of Life in CHF and COPD
Congressional District Code:
Health Services R&D
July 2016 -
FY 2021 Funding Amount:
Total Award Amount (all years):
View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER Go To NIH RePORTER Excerpt:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Chronic heart failure (CHF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) together affect up to 25% of Veterans. Despite disease-specific medical care for CHF and COPD, Veterans with either illness are often left with poor quality of life (i.e., burdensome symptoms, impaired function). Quality of life is reduced for similar reasons in both illnesses, particularly from the burden of significant residual symptoms such as shortness of breath and fatig...