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The effect of non-pharmacological staged interventions on fatigue and dyspnoea in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized controlled trial

Author: Deng, G. Country/countries: China Number of patients participating in the study: 70 This study was focused on patients living with COPD
Intervention analysed in the study: Usual Care Plus Intervention components: UCP
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Setting of implementation: N/A Professionals delivering the intervention: N/A Targeted self-management behaviours: N/A
Intervention analysed in the study: Monitoring techniques, emotional-based behavioural techniques and social support Intervention components: E+MT+EB+SS
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Setting of implementation: Hospital care (hospitalized), Outpatient care (hospital) Professionals delivering the intervention: Nurses Targeted self-management behaviours: Condition-specific behaviours, Eating behaviours, Handling /managing emotions, Healthy sleep habits, Physical activity /exercise, Smoking cessation or reduction

Outcomes measured in the study

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COPD symptoms (short term) Dyspnea or breathlessness Medical Research Council Prion Disease Rating Scale (MRC Scale)

Patient characteristics

Age: 70.85 years (+/- a standard deviation of 8.5) Gender: 4 females/60 males Time since diagnosis of COPD: N/A Severity of the disease: 38.55 (+/- a standard deviation of 7.8) Multi-morbidity: N/A
  • Number of co-morbidities: N/A

Level of health literacy: N/A
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Socio-economic characteristics: N/A

Risk of Bias of this study

Desenlace Random sequence generation Allocation concealment Blinding performance Blinding detection objective outcomes assessment Attrition incomplete outcome Incorrect statistical methods Recruitment bias Selective outcome reporting
COPD symptoms (short term) - Dyspnea or breathlessness