Functional performance in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A qualitative analysis

Nancy Kline Leidy, Joan Haase

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Abstract

The variation in functional performance seen in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is perplexing. Some patients appear to do well in their day-to-day activities, while others, with the same apparent disease severity, have difficulty. This naturalistic inquiry sought to describe functional performance from the perspective of 12 people with COPD. Thematic analysis was used to identify activities in which these men and women were engaged and the way they perceived activities, symptoms, and treatments within the context of their daily lives. Decisions to perform activities were influenced by a sense of deriving satisfaction, weighed against the discomfort that might occur. Intruders and enablers influenced activity performance. The results of this study provide a useful framework for assessing functional performance and developing interventions that are sensitive to patient values and expectations and that have a greater likelihood of improving life quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-89
Number of pages13
JournalANS. Advances in nursing science
Volume18
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Activities of daily living
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Functional status

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  • Nursing(all)

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Functional performance in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : A qualitative analysis. / Leidy, Nancy Kline; Haase, Joan.

In: ANS. Advances in nursing science, Vol. 18, No. 3, 03.1996, p. 77-89.

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