Jolly, K, Majothi, S, Sitch, AJ, Heneghan, NR, Riley, RD, Moore, DJ, Bates, EJ, Turner, AM, Bayliss, SE, Price, MJ, Singh, SJ, Adab, P, Fitzmaurice, DA and Jordan, RE (2016) Self-management of health care behaviors for COPD: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 11. 305 -326. ISSN 1178-2005

[thumbnail of Self-management of health care behaviors for COPD: a systematic review and meta-analysis.pdf]
Self-management of health care behaviors for COPD: a systematic review and meta-analysis.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.

Download (2MB) | Preview


PURPOSE: This systematic review aimed to identify the most effective components of interventions to facilitate self-management of health care behaviors for patients with COPD. PROSPERO registration number CRD42011001588. METHODS: We used standard review methods with a systematic search to May 2012 for randomized controlled trials of self-management interventions reporting hospital admissions or health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Mean differences (MD), hazard ratios, and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated and pooled using random-effects meta-analyses. Effects among different subgroups of interventions were explored including single/multiple components and multicomponent interventions with/without exercise. RESULTS: One hundred and seventy-three randomized controlled trials were identified. Self-management interventions had a minimal effect on hospital admission rates. Multicomponent interventions improved HRQoL (studies with follow-up >6 months St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (MD 2.40, 95% CI 0.75-4.04, I (2) 57.9). Exercise was an effective individual component (St George's Respiratory Questionnaire at 3 months MD 4.87, 95% CI 3.96-5.79, I (2) 0%). CONCLUSION: While many self-management interventions increased HRQoL, little effect was seen on hospital admissions. More trials should report admissions and follow-up participants beyond the end of the intervention.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COPD, self-management, systematic review, meta-analysis
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Primary Care Health Sciences
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 17 May 2016 15:18
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 10:23

Actions (login required)

View Item
View Item