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Self-management education for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Review)


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Effing, T, Monninkhof, EM, van der Valk, PD, van der Palen, J, van Herwaarden, CL, Partidge, MR, Walters, EH and Zielhuis, GA 2007 , 'Self-management education for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Review)' , Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, no. 4 , pp. 1-46 , doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD002990.pub2.

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There is great interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the associated large burden of disease. COPD is characterised by frequent day by day fluctuations, and repetitive clinical exacerbations are typical. Self-management is a term applied to educational programmes aimed at teaching skills needed to carry out medical regimens specific to the disease, guide health behaviour
change, and provide emotional support for patients to control their disease and live functional lives. In COPD, the value of self-management education is not yet clear. The first Cochrane review about self-management was published in 2003. It was intended to shed light on the effectiveness of self-management programmes in COPD and the relative efficacy of their constitutive elements. No
conclusions about the effectiveness of self-management could be drawn because of the large variation in outcome measures used in the limited number of included studies. This article describes the first update of this review.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Effing, T and Monninkhof, EM and van der Valk, PD and van der Palen, J and van Herwaarden, CL and Partidge, MR and Walters, EH and Zielhuis, GA
Journal or Publication Title: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
ISSN: 1469-493X
DOI / ID Number: 10.1002/14651858.CD002990.pub2
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Copyright © 2008 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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