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Evidence summary BITE 18 – COPD self-management

Who needs to know?

  • Patients with COPD
  • Clinicians responsible for the care of COPD patients

What have we found?

  • This brief self-management intervention (‘SPACE FOR COPD’) improved symptoms of anxiety, exercise performance, and disease knowledge, compared to usual care at 6-months.

  • Symptoms of breathlessness did not improve in the SPACE group, over and above usual care at 6-months.