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Educational impact of pulmonary rehabilitation: Lung Information Needs Questionnaire.
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PMID:  18676136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: The Lung Information Needs Questionnaire (LINQ) assesses, from the patient's perspective, their need for education. This questionnaire yields a total score and scores in six domains: disease knowledge, medicine, self-management, smoking, exercise and diet. The aim of this study was to assess the sensitivity of the LINQ to change before and after pulmonary rehabilitation (PR). METHOD: PR programmes across the UK recruited 158 patients (male=94; 59%). The participants completed the LINQ and other measures as used by the individual sites pre- and post-PR, including the Shuttle Walking Test, Chronic Respiratory Disease Questionnaire, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. RESULTS: Data were analysed on 115 patients who completed data collection pre- and post-PR. The LINQ total scores, and subscales scores across all sites improved significantly with large effect sizes, except for the smoking domain as information needs about smoking were well met prior to PR. There were similar patterns of information needs at baseline and after PR in all sites. DISCUSSION: This study shows that the LINQ is a practical tool for detecting areas where patients need education and is sensitive to change after PR. The quality of the education component of PR can be assessed using the LINQ, which could be considered as a routinely collected outcome measure in PR. The LINQ may also be a useful tool for general practitioners to assess their patients' educational needs.
Rupert C M Jones; Xu Wang; Sam Harding; Julia Bott; Michael Hyland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-08-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiratory medicine     Volume:  102     ISSN:  1532-3064     ISO Abbreviation:  Respir Med     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-02     Completed Date:  2009-05-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908438     Medline TA:  Respir Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1439-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
Respiratory Research Unit, Peninsula Medical School, Devon, 1 Davy Road, Plymouth PL6 8BX, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Middle Aged
Patient Acceptance of Health Care*
Patient Education as Topic*
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / psychology*,  rehabilitation*
Self Care
Treatment Outcome

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