Maintenance COPD Medication to Reduce Readmissions and Improve Quality of Life

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/622679
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Translational Research/Evidence-based Practice
Title:
Maintenance COPD Medication to Reduce Readmissions and Improve Quality of Life
Author(s):
Minahan, Lisa Ann
Advisors:
Kniewel, Marla
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2017
Grantor:
Nebraska Methodist College
Abstract:

Purpose: This study examines COPD patients’ quality of life after using maintenance inhaler for one year and investigates the effects of maintenance COPD therapy related to exacerbation-related hospital readmissions.

Methods: This capstone project emerged from a larger COPD study. The design was a retrospective longitudinal descriptive project. This descriptive project followed individuals with COPD over time regarding their health status and attitudes towards their quality of life. Participant’s quality of life was measured with the St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire for COPD (SGRQ-C). The information obtained from the SGRQ-C questionnaire was analyzed using SPSS software.

Data regarding COPD readmissions was obtained from the EMR at a hospital in the Midwest. COPD readmissions of patients discharged on fluticasone furoate/vilanterol and COPD readmissions of those not discharged on fluticasone furoate/vilanterol were monitored and documented.

Results: The total quality of life score was statistically significant (p=0.008) and clinically significant with a change of more than 4 units (205.62), concluding the impact of COPD on overall health status, lessened. Readmissions were markedly reduced when the patient was discharged on the maintenance inhaler.

Keywords:
COPD Medication; Readmission Rate
CINAHL Headings:
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive; Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive--Drug Therapy; Readmission; Quality of Life; Nebulizers and Vaporizers; Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive--Psychosocial Factors
Repository Posting Date:
2017-09-20T17:32:17Z
Date of Publication:
2017-09-20

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorKniewel, Marlaen
dc.contributor.authorMinahan, Lisa Annen
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-20T17:32:17Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-20T17:32:17Z-
dc.date.issued2017-09-20-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/622679-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Purpose: </strong>This study examines COPD patients’ quality of life after using maintenance inhaler for one year and investigates the effects of maintenance COPD therapy related to exacerbation-related hospital readmissions.</p> <p><strong>Methods: </strong>This capstone project emerged from a larger COPD study. The design was a retrospective longitudinal descriptive project. This descriptive project followed individuals with COPD over time regarding their health status and attitudes towards their quality of life. Participant’s quality of life was measured with the St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire for COPD (SGRQ-C). The information obtained from the SGRQ-C questionnaire was analyzed using SPSS software.</p> <p>Data regarding COPD readmissions was obtained from the EMR at a hospital in the Midwest. COPD readmissions of patients discharged on fluticasone furoate/vilanterol and COPD readmissions of those not discharged on fluticasone furoate/vilanterol were monitored and documented.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> The total quality of life score was statistically significant (<em>p</em>=0.008) and clinically significant with a change of more than 4 units (205.62), concluding the impact of COPD on overall health status, lessened. Readmissions were markedly reduced when the patient was discharged on the maintenance inhaler.</p>en
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectCOPD Medicationen
dc.subjectReadmission Rateen
dc.titleMaintenance COPD Medication to Reduce Readmissions and Improve Quality of Life-
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
thesis.degree.grantorNebraska Methodist Collegeen
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
thesis.degree.year2017en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachTranslational Research/Evidence-based Practiceen
dc.subject.cinahlPulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructiveen
dc.subject.cinahlPulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive--Drug Therapyen
dc.subject.cinahlReadmissionen
dc.subject.cinahlQuality of Lifeen
dc.subject.cinahlNebulizers and Vaporizersen
dc.subject.cinahlPulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive--Psychosocial Factorsen
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