Self-management interventions for patients with COPD: a Cochrane review

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In a Cochrane review update, we evaluated the effectiveness and safety of COPD self-management interventions compared to usual care in patients with COPD. We planned subgroup analyses to identify effective characteristics of the interventions.

A literature search identified randomised or cluster-randomised controlled trials from 1995 until January 2020 that pertained to COPD self-management interventions with at least two intervention components, and an iterative process between patient and healthcare provider including goals and feedback. All records were independently assessed by two authors.

COPD self-management interventions are associated with improved HRQoL and lower probability of respiratory-related hospital admissions. The absence of effects on mortality strengthens the view that COPD self-management interventions are safe. We were unable to shed light on effective self-management intervention characteristics.
Period7 Sept 2021
Event titleEuropean Respiratory Society (ERS) international congress 2021
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational