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What really matters to patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? An exploratory study.

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There is limited published research into what really matters to people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Most previous research in this area focuses on the impact of the symptoms of COPD, rather than on the issues defined as important by patients themselves. This paper describes an exploratory study investigating what is most important to people living with COPD. A qualitative approach employing in-depth interviews with COPD patients was chosen. Thematic analysis was u...

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10.1177/1479972307078482

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Ellis-Hill, C More by this author
McPherson, K More by this author
Journal:
Chronic respiratory disease
Volume:
4
Issue:
2
Pages:
77-85
Publication date:
2007
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EISSN:
1479-9731
ISSN:
1479-9723
URN:
uuid:cb63b9fe-0eb5-4f04-956a-dc5c45ab04e4
Source identifiers:
331603
Local pid:
pubs:331603

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