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General practitioners’ perceptions of COPD treatment: thematic analysis of qualitative interviews

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, August 2016
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Title
General practitioners’ perceptions of COPD treatment: thematic analysis of qualitative interviews
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, August 2016
DOI 10.2147/copd.s108611
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Authors

Katrine Rutkær Molin, Ingrid Egerod, Laura Staun Valentiner, Peter Lange, Henning Langberg

Abstract

In Denmark, the treatment of COPD is mainly managed by general practitioners (GPs). Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is available to patients with COPD in the local community by GP referral, but in practice, many patients do not participate in rehabilitation. The aim of our study was to explore 1) GPs' perceptions of their role and responsibility in the rehabilitation of patients with COPD, and 2) GPs' perceptions of how patients manage their COPD. The study was based on a qualitative design with semi-structured key-informant interviews with GPs. Investigator triangulation was applied during data generation, and analysis was done using thematic analysis methodology. Our main findings were that GPs relied on patients themselves to take the initiative to make clinic appointments and on professionals at health centers to provide the PR including consultations on lifestyle changes. The GPs experienced that patients chose to come to the clinic when they were in distress and that patients either declined or had poor adherence to rehabilitation when offered. The GPs were relieved that the health centers had taken over the responsibility of rehabilitation as GPs lacked the resources to discuss rehabilitation and follow up on individual plans. Our study suggested a potential self-reinforcing problem with the treatment of COPD being mainly focused on medication rather than on PR. Neither GPs nor patients used a proactive approach. Further, GPs were not fully committed to discuss non-pharmacological treatment and perceived the patients as unmotivated for PR. As such, there is a need for optimizing non-pharmacological treatment of COPD and in particular the referral process to PR.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 45 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 20%
Student > Bachelor 8 18%
Researcher 7 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 7%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 6 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 12 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 22%
Psychology 7 16%
Social Sciences 2 4%
Environmental Science 1 2%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 9 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2018.
All research outputs
#2,388,292
of 14,557,384 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#323
of 1,786 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#54,688
of 262,808 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#9
of 100 outputs
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