Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): the Development and Feasibility of an Education Package
The purpose of this study is to assess the feasibility and acceptability of the revised Living Well With COPD programme (LWWCOPD for Pulmonary Rehabilitation) when used to deliver the education component of pulmonary rehabilitation.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Other: LWWCOPD for Pulmonary Rehabilitation
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Pulmonary Rehabilitation in COPD: the Development and Feasibility of an Education Package|
- Understanding your COPD questionaire [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The "Understanding your COPD" questionnaire will be used to assess knowledge, understanding and self-efficacy (pre- and post- pulmonary rehabilitation) and satisfaction with the education sessions (post- pulmonary rehabilitation only). This questionnaire is a self administered questionnaire which takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. It has been developed and assessed for reliability and responsiveness by our research team (Earley, O'Neill et al. 2008).
- The Bristol COPD Knowledge Questionnaire (BCKQ) [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The Bristol COPD Knowledge Questionnaire (BCKQ) will be used to assess knowledge pre- and post- pulmonary rehabilitation (White, Walker et al. 2006). The BCKQ is self-administered and takes 15 minutes to complete. It has been shown to be valid, reliable and responsive in patients with COPD (White, Walker et al 2006).
- Global questions [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The participants will answer three global questions post- pulmonary rehabilitation to assess their perception of the change in their knowledge levels since before the pulmonary rehabilitation programme. The global questions take 1 minute to complete.
- Qualitative data collection (patients' perspective) [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]An evaluation questionnaire will be completed after each education session.
- Qualitative data collection (health professional's perspective) [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]An evaluation questionnaire will be completed after each education session.
|Study Start Date:||January 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Living Well with COPD for Pulmonary Rehabilitation||
Other: LWWCOPD for Pulmonary Rehabilitation
As part of clinical care participants will attend a 6 week pulmonary rehabilitation programme consisting of supervised exercise and education sessions. The exercise component will be consistent with the usual pulmonary rehabilitation programme delivered at that site (BTS 2001, NICE 2004). The education sessions will be delivered using the revised LWWCOPD programme (1/week, approx. 30-45min). All health professionals will be provided with the health professionals' manual and supplementary posters for their respective education session. All participants will be provided with the revised LWWCOPD information booklet and an action plan for recognising and managing exacerbations.
Other Name: LWWCOPD
There is limited guidance on what should be included in the education component of pulmonary rehabilitation. International guidelines for COPD and pulmonary rehabilitation suggest numerous topics but do not provide specific information relating to the principal topics and how these should be delivered (BTS 2001, NICE 2004, ATS/ERS 2006). Recently this research team conducted focus groups of patients with COPD and established from their perspective the important education topics that should be covered in pulmonary rehabilitation, along with information on how these should be delivered (Wilson, O'Neill et al. 2008).
The Living Well with COPD (LWWCOPD) programme mostly includes these topics (Bourbeau, Julien et al. 2003). LWWCOPD, which is based on Bandura's self-efficacy theory, has been shown to significantly reduce healthcare utilisation and improve quality of life (Bourbeau, Julien et al. 2003, Bandura 1986). With modification and reformatting, the LWWCOPD programme could be delivered within the structure of pulmonary rehabilitation.
Although the LWWCOPD programme has been previously validated, it is important that the revised version is assessed for feasibility within the context of pulmonary rehabilitation. The practicality of delivering the programme and its acceptance by healthcare providers and patients should be assessed. Therefore, this study will involve a process evaluation to assess the feasibility and acceptability of using the revised LWWCOPD programme (LWWCOPD for Pulmonary Rehabilitation) to deliver the education component of pulmonary rehabilitation in Northern Ireland.
|Belfast Health and Social Care Trust|
|Belfast, Co ANtrim, United Kingdom|
|Southern Eastern Health and Social Care Trust|
|Belfast, United Kingdom|
|Western Health and Social Care Trust|
|Derry, United Kingdom|
|Principal Investigator:||Brenda O'Neill, PhD||University of Ulster|