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Case finding for COPD in primary care: a qualitative study of the views of health professionals

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, August 2015
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Title
Case finding for COPD in primary care: a qualitative study of the views of health professionals
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, August 2015
DOI 10.2147/copd.s84247
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Authors

Shamil Haroon, Rachel Jordan, David Fitzmaurice, Peymane Adab

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is common but largely underdiagnosed. Case-finding initiatives have been evaluated in primary care, but few studies have explored the views of service providers on implementing them in practice. To explore the views of primary health care providers on case finding for COPD. A total of 20 semi-structured interviews were conducted from March 2014 to September 2014 among general practitioners, nurses, and managers from practices participating in a large COPD case-finding trial based in primary care in the West Midlands, UK. Participants' views were sought to explore perceived benefits, harms, barriers, and facilitators to implementing COPD case finding in practice. Interviews were transcribed and analyzed using the framework method. Participants felt that case finding improves patient care but also acknowledged potential harms to providers (increase in workload) and to patients (overdiagnosis). Insufficient resources, poor knowledge of COPD, and limited access to diagnostic services were viewed as barriers to diagnosis, while provision of community respiratory services, including COPD specialist nurses, and support from secondary care were thought to be facilitators. Participants also expressed a need for more education on COPD for both patients and clinicians. Care providers believe that early detection of COPD improves patient care but also has accompanying harms. Barriers to diagnosing COPD, such as insufficient expertise in primary care and limited access to diagnostic services in the community, should be explored and addressed. The knowledge and attitudes of the public about COPD and its symptoms should also be investigated to inform future education and awareness-raising strategies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Unknown 46 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 21%
Student > Master 9 19%
Student > Postgraduate 4 9%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 9%
Other 8 17%
Unknown 8 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 38%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 19%
Psychology 2 4%
Social Sciences 2 4%
Computer Science 2 4%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 10 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. 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 17 May 2020.
All research outputs
#3,189,739
of 17,740,717 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#392
of 1,999 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#48,144
of 246,382 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#15
of 89 outputs
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