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A motivational intervention for patients with COPD in primary care: qualitative evaluation of a new practitioner role

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Background: Long-term conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are growing challenges for health services. Psychosocial co-morbidity is associated with poorer quality of life and greater use of health care in these patients but is often un-diagnosed or inadequately treated in primary care, where most care for these patients is provided. We developed a brief intervention, delivered by ‘liaison health workers’ (LHWs), to address ps...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/1471-2296-15-164

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BioMed Central
Journal:
BMC Family Practice More from this journal
Volume:
15
Article number:
164
Publication date:
2014-10-06
Acceptance date:
2014-09-29
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1471-2296
Language:
English
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pubs:489559
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489559
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2014-11-18

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