COPD self-management

East MidlandsCardiovascular
Published Date: 1 Jul 2015

The timing of a self-management intervention for COPD within the disease course may be critical for its success

Who needs to know?

• Patients with COPD

• Clinicians responsible for the care of COPD patients

What have we found?

• This brief self-management intervention (‘SPACE FOR COPD’) improved symptoms of anxiety, exercise performance, and disease knowledge, compared to usual care at 6-months.

• Symptoms of breathlessness did not improve in the SPACE group, over and above usual care at 6-months.