A new mode of community continuing care service for COPD patients in China: participation of respiratory nurse specialists

Author: Li, P. Country/countries: China Number of patients participating in the study: 68 This study was focused on patients living with COPD
Intervention analysed in the study: Usual Care Intervention components: UC
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Setting of implementation: Outpatient care (hospital) Professionals delivering the intervention: Nurses, Physicians Targeted self-management behaviours: Communication with healthcare and/or social care providers, Early recognition of symptoms, Medication use and adherence
Intervention analysed in the study: Monitoring techniques Intervention components: E+MT
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Setting of implementation: Home-care Professionals delivering the intervention: Nurses Targeted self-management behaviours: Condition-specific behaviours, Early recognition of symptoms, Eating behaviours, Handling /managing emotions, Medication use and adherence, Physical activity /exercise, Self-monitoring

Outcomes measured in the study

Outcome Measure Tool
Exacerbation Exacerbations N/A
Qualiy of life Quality of life (specific-disease instruments) N/A
Self-efficacy Self-efficacy COPD self efficacy scale (CSES)

Patient characteristics

Age: 64.4 years (+/- a standard deviation of 7.7) Gender: N/A Time since diagnosis of COPD: N/A Severity of the disease: N/A Multi-morbidity: N/A
  • Number of co-morbidities: N/A

Level of health literacy: N/A
  • Tool: N/A

Socio-economic characteristics: N/A

Risk of Bias of this study

Outcome Random sequence generation Allocation concealment Blinding performance Blinding detection objective outcomes assessment Attrition incomplete outcome Incorrect statistical methods Recruitment bias Selective outcome reporting
Exacerbation - Exacerbations
Qualiy of life - Quality of life (specific-disease instruments)
Self-efficacy - Self-efficacy