Managing elderly patients with COPD through empowerment


Demographic, familial, and social factors have important roles in the process of empowering elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published in PLoS One.

For elderly patients with COPD, empowerment techniques are central to reducing the severity or frequency of exacerbations, preventing hospitalization, and improving health-related quality of life.

Zahra Fotokian, from Babol University of Medical Sciences in Mazandaran, Iran, and colleagues included 24 patients with the goal of exploring people’s experiences of the¬†empowerment¬†of older patients with COPD

Source: Managing elderly patients with COPD through empowerment – The Clinical Advisor

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