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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