A case scenario study for the assessment of physician's behavior in the management of COPD: the WHY study


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KILINÇ O., Konya A., AKGÜN M., Uzaslan E., SAYINER A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE, vol.13, pp.2751-2758, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 13
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.2147/copd.s154616
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2751-2758
  • Keywords: COPD, practice pattern, real-life scenario, physician decision, GOLD criteria, GUIDELINES, DISEASE, CLASSIFICATION, ADHERENCE, PATIENT, TURKEY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Purpose: COPD diagnosis is mainly based on clinical judgment of physicians. Physicians do not also refer to COPD guidelines in their daily practice. This study aimed to assess attitudes of physicians regarding COPD diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up and to identify the factors influencing physicians' decisions in clinical practice.