Short-term evaluation of a comprehensive education program including inhaler training and disease management on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Kwang Ha Yoo, Wou Young Chung, Joo Hun Park, Sung Chul Hwang, Tae Eun Kim, Min Jung Oh, Dae Ryong Kang, Chin Kook Rhee, Hyoung Kyu Yoon, Tae Hyung Kim, Deog Kyeom Kim, Yong Bum Park, Sang Ha Kim, Ho Kee Yum

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Background: Proper education regarding inhaler usage and optimal management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is essential for effectively treating patients with COPD. This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of a comprehensive education program including inhaler training and COPD management. Methods: We enlisted 127 patients with COPD on an outpatient basis at 43 private clinics in Korea. The patients were educated on inhaler usage and disease management for three visits across 2 weeks. Physicians and patients were administered a COPD assessment test (CAT) and questionnaires about the correct usage of inhalers and management of COPD before commencement of this program and after their third visit. Results: The outcomes of 127 COPD patients were analyzed. CAT scores (19.6±12.5 vs. 15.1±12.3) improved significantly after this program (p<0.05). Patients with improved CAT scores of 4 points or more had a better understanding of COPD management and the correct technique for using inhalers than those who did not have improved CAT scores (p<0.05). Conclusion: A comprehensive education program including inhaler training and COPD management at a primary care setting improved CAT scores and led to patients' better understanding of COPD management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-384
Number of pages8
JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Volume80
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct

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Disease Management
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Education
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Primary Health Care

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  • Infectious Diseases

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Yoo, Kwang Ha ; Chung, Wou Young ; Park, Joo Hun ; Hwang, Sung Chul ; Kim, Tae Eun ; Oh, Min Jung ; Kang, Dae Ryong ; Rhee, Chin Kook ; Yoon, Hyoung Kyu ; Kim, Tae Hyung ; Kim, Deog Kyeom ; Park, Yong Bum ; Kim, Sang Ha ; Yum, Ho Kee. / Short-term evaluation of a comprehensive education program including inhaler training and disease management on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases. 2017 ; Vol. 80, No. 4. pp. 377-384.
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Short-term evaluation of a comprehensive education program including inhaler training and disease management on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. / Yoo, Kwang Ha; Chung, Wou Young; Park, Joo Hun; Hwang, Sung Chul; Kim, Tae Eun; Oh, Min Jung; Kang, Dae Ryong; Rhee, Chin Kook; Yoon, Hyoung Kyu; Kim, Tae Hyung; Kim, Deog Kyeom; Park, Yong Bum; Kim, Sang Ha; Yum, Ho Kee.

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