Improving adherence to treatment:
The cornerstone of COPD treatment success
While we would all agree that adherence to treatment is key, the causes
of nonadherence may surprise you. Learn more about what can go wrong
and how you can make it right.
So how can you help improve adherence to treatment in patients with these psychological and physical barriers?3
Patients with psychological comorbidities need more than the standard course of treatment. A good place to start is a pulmonary rehabilitation program. But, not just any program—one that is specifically designed. Multidisciplinary pulmonary rehabilitation programs have been shown to decrease anxiety and depression scores in patients with COPD.3