Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  • Stefanie PoehackerEmail author
  • Megha Garg
  • Claudia Drossel


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, is preventable and treatable. Comprehensive COPD management can improve many aspects of patient functioning, but adherence tends to be poor. Barriers to adherence may be socioeconomic, patient, therapy, disease, or healthcare systems/provider-related (Sabaté, 2003). This chapter describes potential barriers to participation in COPD management, including screening and assessment questions and tools. It then outlines a stepped-care approach to brief interventions to increase adherence across all aspects of COPD treatment and provides resources for patients and providers.


COPD Lung disease Adherence assessment Disease management Pulmonary rehabilitation Smoking cessation Self-management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefanie Poehacker
    • 1
    Email author
  • Megha Garg
    • 1
  • Claudia Drossel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyEastern Michigan UniversityYpsilantiUSA

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