Impact of Emotion Regulation in Patients Suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Keywords:Self-management program, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Effectiveness of emotional regulation.
Objective: To investigate the impact of self-management intervention on the effectiveness of emotional regulation in patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Materials and Methods: This study was conducted in the Pulmonology Department of Jinnah hospital Lahore in Collaboration with community medicine department for Six months duration from March 2018 to August 2018. 86 consecutive chronic COPD patients were diagnosed in the stable phase. 43 patients in each group were divided into a control group and a randomized observation group. In the control group, the continuous feeding mode outside of a conventional hospital and an enhanced guide to self-care programs in the observation group (information about the disease, breathing exercises, emotions, home oxygen therapy, medication technique, healthy life behaviors and deteriorating action plans) were used to compare differences in results.
Results: For six-month follow-up visits, personal hygiene behavior, physical education, cognitive symptoms and management of medical care results, and observation groups in both groups were more visible and the differences were statistically significant (p <0.05); Self-regulation of emotions regulation in two groups was increased, including positive effect, deterrence / anguish, anger / irritation and total results. In addition, the extent of growth in the observation group was clearer and the differences were statistically significant (p <0.05).
Conclusion: intervention of the self-monitoring program can improve the self-control behavior of patients with COPD and is important for improving the effectiveness of regulation and prediction of emotions.