Self-management among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in China and its association with sociodemographic and clinical variables
2016 (English)In: Applied Nursing Research, ISSN 0897-1897, E-ISSN 1532-8201, Vol. 32, 61-66 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
PURPOSE: This study aimed to examine the status of self-management in patients with COPD and its associations with sociodemographic and clinical variables.
METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 154 patients with COPD (mean age, 73 years) at four hospitals in Tianjin, China. The COPD Self-Management Scale was used to describe the level of self-management, and its associations with sociodemographic and clinical variables were examined with multiple regression analysis.
RESULTS: More than half of the patients with COPD had a low (30%) or moderate (27%) level of self-management. Self-management was rated highest in management of daily life and lowest in information management. Higher physical activity, higher salary, and lower age affected self-management the most positively.
CONCLUSION: The overall burden of COPD in China is greater than that found in other countries. Healthcare professionals need to improve their understanding of the importance of self-management and specifically focus on increased physical activity targeting patients with poor literacy skills.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 32, 61-66 p.
Self-management; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Sociodemographic variables; Clinical variables
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34600DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2016.05.001ISI: 000388057100012PubMedID: 27969053ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84969786258Local ID: HHJIMPROVEIS, HHJADULTISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-34600DiVA: diva2:1061351