CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD) MANAGEMENT IN OLD MALE WITH HISTORY AS ACTIVE SMOKERS

Evi Febriani Lubis

Abstract


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the causes of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Elderly increase the risk of COPD and cognitive impairment. The management for this patient using family medicine approach because of pharmacological modalities, non pharmacological modalities, and support from patient´s family is needed. Application of family medicine based on evidence-based medicine on patients with a history of COPD in the elderly as active smokers with identification of risk factors and clinical and management based on patient and family centered approach. This study is a case report. Primary
data were obtained through a careful history, physical examination, home visits follow-up, family data complement, and psychosocial and environmental. A 86-year-old male suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was conducted an analysis of causes, such as the risk factors that cause the disease. The patient was given the treatment. Education about the disease and the importance of improving personal lifestyle, including education to all the family members. Results obtained in the form of reduced patient’s complaints. And treatment of COPD should be continued. COPD is a disease that affects quality of life.
Role of health care workers and family members in the intervention treatment of patients with COPD is required. Treatment with patient-centered and family approach should be considered in patients with COPD. [J Agromed Unila 2014;1(2):92-98]
Keywords: cognitive impairment, COPD, family medicine, old, smoking history

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