Copd Case Study

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The effectiveness of Family Support Caregiver in improving the Functional Status of Client with Pulmonary Diseases. Abstract: Due to the progressive of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and many patients are suffering from its complications. The purpose of this study is to determine whether different support groups formats and family supports improve the functional status of clients with pulmonary disease. The Sample of 90 clients as research participants recruited through a convenience sample, and these clients divided into three groups with a different type of interventions. The results: All effects were not statistically significant at the .05 significance level for teacher and control groups except the website group for…show more content…
Diagnosis type included four levels (emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis, and allergies), age consisted of two levels (middle age adult and older adult), and gender (male and female). Through the convenience sampling, 90 clients were recruited as research participants were in the waiting room of the respiratory clinic. 60 subjects agreed to attend a support group for socialization with each other. 30 of 60 clients were assigned to participate in the presentation and therapeutic exercises by the instructor. The instructor group divided into halves: 15 clients received instructions with family caregiver and the other clients without a caregiver. The second 30 clients received written materials and allowed to access the website for video presentation and exercises. Half of website group assigned to the family caregiver and the other half without a caregiver. The last 30 subjects were assigned as a control group, and half of these clients received usual care with family caregiver and other 15 clients without a family caregiver. The data was collected by the pulmonary functional status survey, 30 items, five points, Likert-type scale. Control Group: The results of main affects for assigned clients in the control group: gender (F(1,1.935) = 0.015, p = .907, η2 = .051), age

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