2013 Volume 3 Issue 2 Pages 65-69
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to clarity that depression and state trait anxiety inventory (STAI), physical function, and activity of daily living in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). [Subjects] The subjects were 21 COPD patients (men n=19, female n=2). [Method] The main measurement was a Selfrating Depression Scale (SDS). The correlation between SDS and each measurement items were calculated. We examined the SDS by the multiple regression analysis with stepwise to the dependent variable as SDS, to the independent variable items that showed a significant correlation. [Result] Items that influence the SDS were chair stand up-30 second test and STAI trait anxiety (R2=0.65, p<0.01). [Conclusion] The Depression has been suggested to influence the decline of anxiety and lower limb function in patients with COPD. Therefore, this study suggested the possibility that team approach to prevent the depression.