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Short-term Evaluation of a Comprehensive Education Program Including Inhaler Training and Disease Management on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Title
Short-term Evaluation of a Comprehensive Education Program Including Inhaler Training and Disease Management on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Author
김태형
Keywords
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive; Education; Metered Dose Inhalers; Dry Powder Inhalers
Issue Date
2017-07
Publisher
TAEHAN KYORHAEK HYOPHOE-KOREAN ACAD TUBERCULOSIS & RESPIRATORY DISEASES
Citation
TUBERCULOSIS AND RESPIRATORY DISEASES, v. 80, no. 4, page. 377-384
Abstract
Background: Proper education regarding inhaler usage and optimal management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is essential for effectively treating patients with COPD. This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of a comprehensive education program including inhaler training and COPD management. Methods: We enlisted 127 patients with COPD on an outpatient basis at 43 private clinics in Korea. The patients were educated on inhaler usage and disease management for three visits across 2 weeks. Physicians and patients were administered a COPD assessment test (CAT) and questionnaires about the correct usage of inhalers and management of COPD before commencement of this program and after their third visit. Results: The outcomes of 127 COPD patients were analyzed. CAT scores (19.6 +/- 12.5 vs. 15.1 +/- 12.3) improved significantly after this program (p<0.05). Patients with improved CAT scores of 4 points or more had a better understanding of COPD management and the correct technique for using inhalers than those who did not have improved CAT scores (p<0.05). Conclusion: A comprehensive education program including inhaler training and COPD management at a primary care setting improved CAT scores and led to patients' better understanding of COPD management.
URI
https://synapse.koreamed.org/DOIx.php?id=10.4046/trd.2017.0041https://repository.hanyang.ac.kr/handle/20.500.11754/114840
ISSN
1738-3536; 2005-6184
DOI
10.4046/trd.2017.0041
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