Journal article

Factors influencing self-management in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: An integrative review

RT Disler, RD Gallagher, PM Davidson

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a common, chronic and burdensome condition requiring the individual to engage in a range of self-management strategies. The capacity to engage in self-management is dependent on a range of internal (e.g., personal) and external (e.g., health service) factors. OBJECTIVES: This paper seeks to define self-management, identify the determinants which influence the individual's ability to cope and adjust to living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the community, and identify implications for clinical practice and research. DESIGN: Integrative review. DATA SOURCES: Medline, Embase, PubMed, CINAHL, Google Scholar. REVIEW METHODS: Integ..

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