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Living with COPD: a life with strategies.
Department of Medical and Health Sciences Linköping University.
Department of Medical and Health Sciences Linköping University.
Department of Medical and Health Sciences Linköping University.
University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
2017 (English)Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Abstract

People with COPD are affected by symptom burden as it has an impact on their daily lives. There are few studies to be found about people with COPD and their own experiences of living with the disease.

The aim of this study was to identify and describe the symptom burden in people with COPD based on their own lived experiences. This was a qualitative study, interviewing 25 people with COPD in stages III and IV.

People with COPD have a substantial symptom burden that affects their daily lives.

There are several strategies to manage everyday life and reduce the symptom burden

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2017.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-12442OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-12442DiVA: diva2:1128470
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Gotland
Available from: 2017-07-25 Created: 2017-07-25 Last updated: 2017-07-26

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