Unmet needs of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a qualitative study on patients and doctors

Chia, Yook Chin and Wong, S.S.L. and Abdullah, N. and Abdullah, A. and Liew, S.M. and Ching, S.M. and Khoo, E.M. and Jiwa, M. (2014) Unmet needs of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a qualitative study on patients and doctors. BMC Family Practice. pp. 1-8. ISSN 1471-2296

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Abstract

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a chronic disease with repeated exacerbations resulting in gradual debilitation. The quality of life has been shown to be poor in patients with COPD despite efforts to improve self-management. However, the evidence on the benefit of self-management in COPD is conflicting. Whether this could be due to other unmet needs of patients have not been investigated. Therefore, we aimed to explore unmet needs of patients from both patients and doctors managing COPD.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: doi:10.1186/1471-2296-15-67
Uncontrolled Keywords: COPD; Qualitative; Self-management; Knowledge; Quality of life; Needs.
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Suhaila Syakila Alby
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2014 01:41
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2019 03:08
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/10136

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