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Title: Self management of patients with mild COPD in primary care: Randomised controlled trial
Authors: Jolly, Kate
Sidhu, Manbinder S.
Hewitt, Catherine
Coventry, Peter A.
Daley, Amanda J.
Jordan, Rachel
Heneghan, Carl
Singh, Sally
Ives, Natalie
Adab, Peymane
Jowett, Sue
Varghese, Jinu
Nunan, David
Ahmed, Khaled
Dowson, Lee
Fitzmaurice, David
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: BMJ
Citation: JOLLY, K. ...et al., 2018. Self management of patients with mild COPD in primary care: Randomised controlled trial. BMJ 361: k2241.
Abstract: © 2018 Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of telephone health coaching delivered by a nurse to support self management in a primary care population with mild symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Design: Multicentre randomised controlled trial. Setting: 71 general practices in four areas of England. Participants: 577 patients with Medical Research Council dyspnoea scale scores of 1 or 2, recruited from primary care COPD registers with spirometry confirmed diagnosis. Patients were randomised to telephone health coaching (n=289) or usual care (n=288). Interventions: Telephone health coaching intervention delivered by nurses, underpinned by Social Cognitive Theory. The coaching promoted accessing smoking cessation services, increasing physical activity, medication management, and action planning (4 sessions over 11 weeks; postal information at weeks 16 and 24). The nurses received two days of training. The usual care group received a leaflet about COPD. Main outcome measures: The primary outcome was health related quality of life at 12 months using the short version of the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ-C). Results: The intervention was delivered with good fidelity: 86% of scheduled calls were delivered; 75% of patients received all four calls. 92% of patients were followed-up at six months and 89% at 12 months. There was no difference in SGRQ-C total score at 12 months (mean difference -1.3, 95% confidence interval -3.6 to 0.9, P=0.23). Compared with patients in the usual care group, at six months follow-up, the intervention group reported greater physical activity, more had received a care plan (44% v 30%), rescue packs of antibiotics (37% v 29%), and inhaler use technique check (68% v 55%). Conclusions: A new telephone health coaching intervention to promote behaviour change in primary care patients with mild symptoms of dyspnoea did lead to changes in self management activities, but did not improve health related quality of life.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by BMJ under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Sponsor: This paper summarises independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research and the NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) West Midlands. SS is part funded by the CLAHRC East Midlands.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.k2241
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/34087
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k2241
ISSN: 0959-8146
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