Self-management education for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

  title={Self-management education for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Evelyn M. Monninkhof and Paul D. L. P. M. van der Valk and Job van der Palen and C. L. A. van Herwaarden and M R Partidge and Eugene Haydn Walters and Gerhard A. Zielhuis},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND In asthma, self-management programmes have been proven to be effective. In COPD, their value is not clear. OBJECTIVES To assess the efficacy of COPD self-management/ education programmes on health outcomes and use of health services SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the Cochrane Airways Group trial registers, MEDLINE (January 1985 to October 2001), reference lists, and abstracts of medical conferences. We also contacted research groups in the field for ongoing trials and unpublished… CONTINUE READING


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