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Table 10 Global evaluation of the patient affected by COPD

From: The AIMAR recommendations for early diagnosis of chronic obstructive respiratory disease based on the WHO/GARD model*

Dimensions to take into account when defining COPD severity and verifying treatment efficacy
Respiratory function
Quality and intensity of symptoms
Frequency and severity of exacerbations
Functional status of the patient
Therapies: need/adherence
Satisfaction and quality of life