There were 296 survey responses primarily from Australia. Nurses were the largest user group (43%), followed by allied health professionals (27%), GPs (15%) and respiratory specialists (9%). 62% of respondents treated COPD patients daily. 38% of respondents were familiar with COPD-X, with 16% very familiar. 20% identified barriers to use including difficult format, preference for another guideline and lack of interest/time, especially in primary care. 91% agreed COPD-X was applicable to health professionals other than respiratory specialists and was relevant to clinical practice. 89% reported COPD-X improved their knowledge and understanding of COPD management; 85% believed COPD-X supported the delivery of patient-centred care; 85% also said it was relevant across hospital, primary and community care settings and 81% said it was applicable to geographically diverse healthcare settings.
Survey responses indicated positive opinions regarding impact and relevance of COPD-X to COPD management. However, opinions varied on the optimal format of a clinical guideline. A report of recommendations will follow to improve usability and uptake of COPD-X. Initial observations indicate greater promotion and further engagement with health professionals will be key.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||European Respiratory Journal|
|Issue number||Suppl 64|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Sept 2020|