What is it about?
COPD negatively affects patients’ physical and psychosocial well-being, family relationships and, social life. Identifying patients’ self-reported needs and needs-driven strategies can enable clinicians to empower patients by educating them to improve their self-management.
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Why is it important?
Being diagnosed with COPD imposes on participants the need to learn how to cope with their smoking addiction, dyspnea, energy deprivation, and the gradually increasing despair that accompanies the disease. Identifying COPD patients’ self-reported needs and needs-driven strategies may provide clinicians with better tools to empower them to cope with self-management.
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This page is a summary of: COPD patients’ experiences, self-reported needs, and needs-driven strategies to cope with self-management, International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, May 2019, Dove Medical Press, DOI: 10.2147/copd.s201068.
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