Do self-management interventions in COPD patients work and which patients benefit most? An individual patient data meta-analysis
Jonkman, Nini H × Westland, Heleen Trappenburg, Jaap Ca Groenwold, Rolf Hh Bischoff, Erik Wma Bourbeau, Jean Bucknall, Christine E Coultas, David Effing, Tanja W Epton, Michael J Gallefoss, Frode Garcia-Aymerich, Judith Lloyd, Suzanne M Monninkhof, Evelyn M Nguyen, Huong Q van der Palen, Job Rice, Kathryn L Sedeno, Maria Taylor, Stephanie Jc Troosters, Thierry Zwar, Nicholas A Hoes, Arno W Schuurmans, Marieke J #
DOVE Medical Press
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease vol:11
Self-management interventions are considered effective in patients with COPD, but trials have shown inconsistent results and it is unknown which patients benefit most. This study aimed to summarize the evidence on effectiveness of self-management interventions and identify subgroups of COPD patients who benefit most.