Self-management behaviors to reduce exacerbation impact in COPD patients

Authors Joyce C. Bruins Slot , Marieke Schuurmans , Tanja W. Effing , Jaap C.A. Trappenburg , Yvonne Korpershoek
Published in International Journal Of COPD
Research groups Chronic Diseases
Type Article


Little is known about which self-management behaviors have the highest potential to influence exacerbation impact in COPD patients. We aimed to reach expert consensus on the most relevant set of self-management behaviors that can be targeted and influenced to maximize reduction of exacerbation impact. A 2-round Delphi study was performed using online surveys to rate the relevance and feasibility of predetermined self-management behaviors identified by literature and expert opinion. Descriptive statistics and qualitative analyses were used.


Language English
Published in International Journal Of COPD
Key words COPD, Zelfmanagement
Page range 2735-2746

Yvonne Korpershoek

Chronic Diseases