publication . Conference object . 2020

Need of help for activities of daily living in patients with mild to severe COPD: Who helps, with what and how much?

Ulla Møller Weinreich; Rina Juel Kaptajn; Tina Helle;
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  • Published: 07 Sep 2020
  • Publisher: European Respiratory Society
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
Background: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) impairs patients’ activity of daily living (ADL) and increases dependence on help from others; home care service, private household service, relatives, friends and neighbors.Aim: To describe the magnitude of the need for help in terms of who provides the help, how much time is used on help and help to which ADLs.Methods: One hundred patients (n=100) living with COPD as their primary diagnosis, living in ordinary housing, in the age of 50+ participated in this descriptive, cross-sectional, questionnaire-based survey addressing the need for help and assistance.Results: Baseline characteristics: 36% male, 64%...
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free text keywords: Intensive care medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Activities of daily living, business.industry, business, Severe copd, In patient
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