Everyday life activities of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Performance, management and everyday technology use

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Background: When a person is living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),his/her participation in everyday life activities is challenged due to a complex multitude of symptoms. Moreover, everyday technology utilised in daily life at home and in society also impacts on participation in everyday life activities. Knowledge of everyday life activities and everyday technology use of persons with COPD is sparse but is important to obtain for use inpulmonary rehabilitation.The overall aim of this thesis was to evaluate and explore everyday life activities including everyday technology use in persons with COPD to generate knowledge that can be applied inCOPD rehabilitation.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Karolinska Institute
  • Kottorp, Anders, Supervisor, External person
  • Helle, Tina, Supervisor
  • Patomella, Ann-Helen, Supervisor, External person
Award date11 Sep 2020
Place of PublicationStockholm
Print ISBNs987-91-7831-875-9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020

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