ATS/ERS Statement on Self-Management in COPD: clarifying the scope and supporting high-quality delivery of COPD self-management interventions

The primary aim of this project will be to develop a statement for health care professionals clarifying the scope of COPD self-management interventions and supporting widespread high-quality delivery of this intervention.
The project findings will be summarized in a statement that will include five sections:

  1. When are COPD self-management interventions usually applied, in what setting, and to whom?;
  2. Assessment of patients prior to and during self-management intervention to tailor the mode, dose, and content of COPD self-management interventions;
  3. How are COPD self-management interventions typically executed and what are their goals?;
  4. Evaluation of COPD self-management interventions (including trial fidelity and quality control strategies); and
  5. The competence of health care professionals who deliver COPD self-management interventions.