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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24623

Title: Carrying on with Living: The Impact of Pulmonary Rehabilitation on the Health Behaviour of Older Adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Authors: Price, Shirley
Advisor: Cott, Cheryl
Department: Rehabilitation Science
Keywords: COPD
health behaviour
pulmonary rehabilitation
older adult
Issue Date: 27-Jul-2010
Abstract: Introduction: This study explored the health behaviour of older adults with COPD. Objectives included: 1) to explore the process of successfully managing COPD; 2) to identify health behaviour strategies utilized; 3) to identify factors influencing health behaviour change; 4) to understand the impact of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). Methods: Eleven community-dwelling older adults were interviewed following PR. Interviews were coded and analyzed using constant comparative analysis, comparing and contrasting incoming data with emerging theory. Findings: Two distinct models were developed representing participants’ experience with COPD and health behaviour change: Struggling with Living: Life with COPD before Pulmonary Rehabilitation; and Carrying on with Living: Life with COPD following Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Conclusions: Older adults with COPD engaged in a limited repertoire of health behaviour strategies which were relatively ineffectual prior to participation in PR. PR had a major impact on health behaviour strategies, and on the external and personal factors influencing health behaviour.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/24623
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