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Support needs of patients with COPD: a systematic literature search and narrative review

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, March 2018
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Title
Support needs of patients with COPD: a systematic literature search and narrative review
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, March 2018
DOI 10.2147/copd.s155622
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Authors

A Carole Gardener, Gail Ewing, Isla Kuhn, Morag Farquhar

Abstract

Understanding the breadth of patients' support needs is important for the delivery of person-centered care, particularly in progressive long-term conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Existing reviews identify important aspects of managing life with COPD with which patients may need support (support needs); however, none of these comprehensively outlines the full range of support needs that patients can experience. We therefore sought to systematically determine the full range of support needs for patients with COPD to inform development of an evidence-based tool to enable person-centered care. We conducted a systematic search and narrative review of the literature. Medline (Ovid), EMBASE, PsycINFO, Cochrane Library, and CINAHL were systematically searched for papers which included data addressing key aspects of support need, as identified by patients with COPD. Relevant data were extracted, and a narrative analysis was conducted. Thirty-one papers were included in the review, and the following 13 domains (broad areas) of support need were identified: 1) understanding COPD, 2) managing symptoms and medication, 3) healthy lifestyle, 4) managing feelings and worries, 5) living positively with COPD, 6) thinking about the future, 7) anxiety and depression, 8) practical support, 9) finance work and housing, 10) families and close relationships, 11) social and recreational life, 12) independence, and 13) navigating services. These 13 domains of support need were mapped to three of the four overarching categories of need commonly used in relevant national strategy documents (ie, physical, psychological, and social); however, support needs related to the fourth category (spiritual) were notably absent. This review systematically identifies the comprehensive set of domains of support need for patients with COPD. The findings provide the evidence base for a tool to help patients identify and express their support needs, which underpins a proposed intervention to enable the delivery of person-centered care: the Support Needs Approach for Patients (SNAP).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 58 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 22%
Unspecified 8 14%
Student > Bachelor 7 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 12%
Researcher 6 10%
Other 17 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 18 31%
Medicine and Dentistry 14 24%
Unspecified 10 17%
Psychology 5 9%
Computer Science 2 3%
Other 9 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 30. 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 28 November 2018.
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#28
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#4
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