There is much description in the literature of how patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) manage their breathlessness and engage in self-care activities; however, little of this is from the perspective of those with less severe disease, who are primarily managed in primary care. This study aimed to understand the self-care experiences of patients with COPD who are primarily managed in primary care, and to examine the challenges of engaging in such behaviors.
|Journal||International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
Apps, L. D., Harrison, S., Williams, J., Hudson, N., Steiner, M., Morgan, M. D. L., & Singh, S. J. (2014). How do informal self-care strategies evolve among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease managed in primary care? A qualitative study. International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, 257-263. https://doi.org/10.2147/COPD.S52691