A study from the University of Twente shows that people with COPD who follow a specific self-management program with an action plan have better outcomes.

The aim of the program is to bring about positive behavioral change. For example, quitting smoking, exercising more, and better management of the disease through timely recognition and self-management of symptoms.

The self-management program with action plan that focuses on COPD and other illnesses results in shorter duration of flare-ups and reduced hospital admissions for lung complaints.

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