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Web based patient education in COPD
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Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

ISSN: 2161-105X

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Web based patient education in COPD


3rd International Conference on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

July 11-12, 2016 Brisbane, Australia

Margaretha Lundin

Skaraborgs Hospital, Sweden

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Pulm Respir Med

Abstract :

Introduction: Th e primary cause of COPD is tobacco smoking. Further, COPD will be the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2030. Hospital strategies to improve care for patients with COPD are pivotal. Evidence shows that patients with COPD can improve their health and minimize hospital visits through self-management education. However, few patients with COPD are able or are off ered to participate in patient education programs. Purpose: To reach more patients with COPD and their relatives. Methods: In the fi rst prototype for patient education the COPD team worked together with COPD patients, together reviewing and redesigning the older more traditional education to be more comprehensive and relevant. Result: Th e cooperation with the COPD patients led to a website containing text, images and 26 videos. On the site, main headings and subheadings link to particular multimedia information on, for example, smoking cessation, exercising and how to prevent infections. Th e website can be used when patients receive a diagnosis, as well when they are admitted to the hospital or visit the out-patient clinic. Th e website enables patients and their relatives to participate in self-management education whenever and where ever they wish. Conclusion: Th e prototype is ongoing and the fi rst steps of the evaluation already show that the value lies in improving patient safety and the accessibility to self-care management strategies from patient├ó┬?┬?s point of view.

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Email: margaretha.lundin@vgregion.se

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