Mood and perceived social support of Colombian older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease during the pandemic: A cross-sectional descriptive study.


Jorge Emiro Restrepo, et al. Gac Méd Caracas 2022;130(1):105-113. DOI:


Background: During the pandemic, older adults have been one of the most vulnerable groups. Having a clinical diagnosis of COPD significantly increases the likelihood of poor clinical outcomes in patients with COVID-19, so these patients should be considered a high-risk group. From a positive mental health perspective, it is important to know patients’ moods and perceived social support.

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