Evaluation of a paper and electronic pictorial COPD action plan

Nicola J. Roberts, Martyn R. Partridge

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Abstract

Personalised written action plans are increasingly regarded as an important component of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) self-management support and yet they may not be understood by those with limited literacy skills. This study was designed to produce a comprehensible pictorial COPD action plan for use by patients and health care professionals. With advice from a group of doctors and nurses a 'standard' written COPD action plan was translated by a medical artist into a series of pictorial images. These were assessed using the techniques of guessability and translucency in 21 adults attending a COPD clinic in a London hospital.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-40
Number of pages10
JournalChronic Respiratory Disease
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2011

Keywords

  • respiratory disease
  • health literacy
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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