Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Primary and secondary care clinicians? views on self-treatment of COPD exacerbations: A multinational qualitative study

Davies, Freya, Risør, Mette Bech, Melbye, Hasse, Spigt, Mark, Brookes-Howell, Lucy, O'Neill, Claire, Godycki-Cwirko, Maciek, Wollny, Anja, Andreeva, Elena, Butler, Chris and Francis, Nicholas Andrew 2014. Primary and secondary care clinicians? views on self-treatment of COPD exacerbations: A multinational qualitative study. Patient Education and Counseling 96 (2) , pp. 256-263. 10.1016/j.pec.2014.05.011

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Objective To explore clinicians’ views on antibiotic and/or steroid ‘rescue packs’ used as self-treatment for patients with exacerbations of COPD. Methods 21 focus groups conducted in 7 countries – Netherlands, Russia, Norway, China (Hong Kong), Wales, Germany and Poland involving 142 primary care clinicians and pulmonologists. Results We found wide variation in reported use of and attitudes to self-treatment among GPs and pulmonologists in the participating countries. Clinicians highlighted the importance of identifying patients who were most likely to benefit (those with more severe disease) and most likely to use the treatment appropriately (demonstrated by previous behaviour), and the importance of adequate patient education and ongoing communication in regard to use of self-treatment packs. Clinicians recognised patient empowerment and facilitating prompt treatment as potential benefits of self-treatment. However, many felt they did not have the time or resources for appropriate patient selection and education. Conclusion Clinicians do not feel it is appropriate to offer self-treatment rescue packs to all patients routinely without careful consideration of patient understanding of their illness and their capacity for self-management. Practice Implications Adequate resources and continuity of patient care are required for clinicians to feel confident in the safe and effective implementation of this strategy.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Additional Information: Available online 22 May 2014
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0738-3991
Date of Acceptance: 11 May 2014
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2019 21:30
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/87149

Citation Data

Cited 5 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item