Does Pulmonary Rehabilitation decrease hospital readmissions for COPD patients?

Does Pulmonary Rehabilitation decrease hospital readmissions for COPD patients?

Quantitative Methods

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Survey Question Responses

Are you:

  • Male (10)
  • Female (10)

How would you describe your current health?

  • Very poor (4)
  • Poor (3)
  • Fair (5)
  • Good (4)
  • Very Good (4)

Besides Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), have you been diagnosed any of the following?  (Select all that apply)

  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) (4)
  • Diabetes (2)
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD) (1)
  • Arthritis (4)
  • Asthma (1)
  • Depressive symptoms (2)
  • Obesity (4)
  • Urinary incontinence (2)

Over a period of 3 months how many shortness of breath attacks have you had?

  • More than 3 attacks (4)
  • 3 attacks (3)
  • 2 attacks (5)
  • 1 attack (0)
  • No attacks (8)

How long did the worst attack of shortness of breath last?

  • A week or more (6)
  • 3 or more days (9)
  • 1 or 2 days (2)
  • Less than a day (3)

In 1 weeks’ time, how many good days (mild shortness of breath) have you had over the past 3 months?

  • No good days (3)
  • 1 or 2 good days (5)
  • 3 or 4 good days (5)
  • Nearly every day is good (3)
  • Every day is good (4)

Have you been given written information explaining COPD to you?

  • Yes (9)
  • No (10)

If you are a smoker, were you offered assistance to quit?

  • Yes (7)
  • No (5)
  • Doesn’t apply to me (8)

Were you properly taught how to use your inhalers, and other respiratory medications?

  • Yes (12)
  • No (8)

Please select your one best answer to describe your shortness of breath:

  • “I only lose my breath with vigorous exercise” (3)
  • “I get short of breath when walking fast on a flat surface or walking up a slight incline” (5)
  • “I walk slow compared to people my age on a flat surface because of shortness of breath or I have to stop for air when walking at my own pace on a flat surface” (4)
  • “I stop to catch my breath after walking about 100 yards or after a few minutes on a flat surface” (2)
  • “I am too short of breath to leave my home” or “I am short of breath when getting dressed” (6)

Over a 12-month period, due to the costs or lack of insurance coverage have you…?

  • Not gone to doctor (3)
  • Not filled prescription (2)
  • Stretched out prescription (4)
  • Substituted less effective drug (2)
  • Not gone to hospital (2)
  • Gone to emergency room (4)
  • Shared other’s medication (3)

Which do you think best describes how your shortness of breath affects you?

  • It does not stop me from doing anything I would like to do (5)
  • It stops me from doing one or two things I would like to do (6)
  • It stops me from doing most of the things I would like to do (6)

It stops me from doing everything I would like to (3)

References

Knippers, APN, MA, AE-C, FAACVPR , J. (n.d.). Reducing COPD Readmissions and

Implications for Pulmonary Rehab . Retrieved July 21, 2017, from http://www.iasrc.org/documents/filelibrary/powerpoints/2014_conference/Janie_Knippers_presentation_2014_91BF84C93860C.pdf

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