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Patient-perceived treatment burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, June 2017
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Title
Patient-perceived treatment burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, June 2017
DOI 10.2147/copd.s130353
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Authors

Nathan Harb, Juliet Foster, Claudia Dobler

Abstract

While chronic morbidity and mortality from COPD is well documented, little is known about the treatment burden faced by patients with COPD. Patients with severe airflow obstruction (forced expiratory volume in 1 second [FEV1] <50% predicted) representing different age-groups, sex, and number of comorbidities participated in a semistructured interview. Interviews were conducted until thematic saturation was reached. Interviews were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed thematically using an established treatment-burden framework. A total of 26 patients (42% male, mean age 66.7±9.8 years) with severe (n=15) or very severe (n=11) airflow limitation (mean FEV1 32.1%±9.65% predicted) were interviewed. Participants struggled with various treatment-burden domains, predominantly with changing health behaviors, such as smoking cessation and exercise. Interviewees often only ceased smoking after a major health event, despite being advised to do so earlier by a doctor. Recommended exercise regimens, such as pulmonary rehabilitation classes, were curtailed, although some patients replaced them with light home-based exercise. Interviewees had difficulty attending medical appointments, often relying on others to transport them. Overall, COPD patients indicated they were not willing to accept the burden of treatments where they perceived minimal benefit. This study describes the substantial treatment burden experienced by patients with COPD. Medical advice may be rejected by patients if the benefit of following the advice is perceived as insufficient. Health professionals need to recognize treatment burden as a source of nonadherence, and should tailor treatment discussions to fit patients' values and capacity to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 78 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 13%
Student > Bachelor 9 12%
Other 6 8%
Student > Postgraduate 5 6%
Other 15 19%
Unknown 20 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 13%
Social Sciences 4 5%
Psychology 3 4%
Sports and Recreations 3 4%
Other 17 22%
Unknown 25 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 August 2018.
All research outputs
#1,705,770
of 22,977,819 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#134
of 2,366 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#35,573
of 316,526 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#5
of 78 outputs
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