Research protocol: the impact of peptic ulcers on patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease




COPD, Peptic ulcer, Gastroduodenal ulcer, Quality of life


 INTRODUCTION: Among important non-communicable diseases in Brazil, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has been emphasized due to its association with smoking, a highly prevalent habit worldwide. Of several comorbidities strongly associated with COPD, peptic ulcer disease has been linked to smoking. The present descriptive study involving patients with COPD aimed to investigate the prevalence of gastroduodenal peptic ulcers, their impact on the quality of life of affected patients and verify associations between smoking and peptic ulcers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The patients to be studied will be seen on an outpatient basis at the pulmonology service of the Bahia State University (UNEB). All patients will receive specific treatment for their condition after undergoing staging following the GOLD (Global Initiative for Obstructive Lung Disease) consensus and will answer validated questionnaires containing questions on health conditions, coexisting diseases, and current treatment use, as well as provide other information to assess the quality of life and flare-ups. SAMPLE: A retrospective analysis of data from 150 patients stored at the Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Department of Life Sciences (UNEB), will be retrospectively analyzed. Statistical analysis will be performed using Student's t-test, chi-squared, and multivariate regression analysis where appropriate, with results presented descriptively for the variables of interest; P values <0.05 will be considered significant. All analyzed data will be exported and analyzed by SPSS software v.26 (IBM).


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Oliveira, K. R. M., Galliza Santana Montalvão, J. ., Camelier, A. A., & Rosa, F. W. (2022). Research protocol: the impact of peptic ulcers on patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 4, e3984.



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