Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

How can we recognise symptom accommodation in patients with COPD?

  • Comment

 

 

THIS ARTICLE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT

  • How patients learn to cope with their symptoms of COPD
  • How self-accommodation of symptoms challenges health professionals
  • Tools for assessing a patient’s COPD
  • Impact of smoking cessation

YOU WOULD BE LIKELY TO REFERENCE THIS ARTICLE IF YOU WERE RESEARCHING:

  • COPD
  • Long-term conditions
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation

IN WHAT SITUATIONS WILL THIS ARTICLE BE USEFUL FOR ME?

This article will be useful to become aware of the sensitivities that accompany COPD, to understand how patients accommodate to their symptoms. And you will learn about tools to measure breathlessness and the interventions that can support patients with this condition.

QUESTIONS FOR YOUR MENTOR/TUTOR

  • How can I encourage patients with COPD to take up care that is offered?
  • What are the most important things I should know about working with patients with COPD?
  • Where can I refer patients for smoking cessation support?

STUDENT NT DECODER

  • Spirometry: measuring the amount of air going in and coming out of the lungs
  • Sputum: a mixture of saliva and mucus coughed up from the respiratory tract
  • Bronchodilator: drugs used to open up the small airways of the lungs to make breathing easier.
  • Dyspnoea: difficulty breathing
  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.