Respiratory teaching of patients: how effective is it?
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2006
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Volume 12, Issue 2, pages 207–214, March 1987
How to Cite
Howard, J. E., Davies, J. L. and Roghmann, K. J. (1987), Respiratory teaching of patients: how effective is it?. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 12: 207–214. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1987.tb01323.x
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2006
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2006
- Accepted for publication 8 June 1986
In order to evaluate the effectiveness of a structured respiratory teaching programme, clients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who were hospitalized in a 13-month period both prior to and following the implementation of the programme were compared on several parameters to assess changes in their ability to manage their disabilities. The study demonstrated that clients who participated in the teaching sessions had fewer hospital admissions, shorter lengths of hospital stay, and longer stays in the community. A sub-group of clients who were or had been in at-risk occupations was identified as representing the‘revolving door’client with shorter hospital and community stays. The teaching programme is described as well as specific elements that can be used for a shorter teaching experience to respond to time constraints when necessary.