Evaluation of a self-management programme for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Turner, AP; Anderson, JK; Wallace, LM and Kennedy-Williams, P (2014). Evaluation of a self-management programme for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chronic Respiratory Disease, 11(3) pp. 163–172.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1479972314539979


Self-management is becoming an important part of treatment for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We conducted a longitudinal survey of patients with COPD who attended a 7-week group-based lay and clinician co-delivered COPD self-management programme (SMP)to see whether they became more activated, enjoyed better health status, and quality of life, were less psychologically distressed and improved their self-management abilities. The main analysis was a per-protocol analysis (N = 131), which included only patients who attended ≥5 SMP sessions and who returned a 6-month follow-up questionnaires. Changes in the mean values of the patient outcomes were compared over time using paired t tests and general linear model for repeated measures. Patient activation significantly improved 6 months after the SMP (p < 0.001). There were also significant improvements in COPD mastery (p = 0.001) and significant improvements in a range of self-management abilities (self-monitoring and insight p = 0.03), constructive attitude shift (p = 0.04), skills and technique acquisition, (p < 0.001)). This study showed that a lay and clinician-led SMP for patients with COPD has the potential to produce improvements in important outcomes such as activation, mastery and self-management abilities.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 46548
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 1479-9723
  • Project Funding Details
  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
    Co-Creating Health InitiativeNot SetHealth Foundation
  • Keywords
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; self-management programme; patient activation; mastery
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2014 The Authors
  • Depositing User
  • Louise Wallace