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Table 2 Answers (n = 26) from the questionnaire “Mapping of resources and interventions”

From: Building COPD care on shaky ground: a mixed methods study from Swedish primary care professional perspective

Measure Centres
 Nurse with responsibility for COPD and asthma 85%
 Physician with responsibility for COPD and asthma 58%
 Physiotherapist 61%
 Assistant nurse 42%
 Dietitian 35%
 Occupational therapist 31%
 Medical social worker 19%
 Psychologist 19%
Further training and time for COPD  
 Further training for COPD care 77%
 Nurse with University credits within COPD and asthma (7,5 credits or more) 31%
 Nurse, hours per week spent for working with:  
  - patients with COPD, median (range)
  - patients with COPD and asthma, median (range)
4 (0–15)
8 (2–30)
 Spirometer 100%
 Pulse oximeter 100%
 Oxygen 96%
 Nebuliser 84%
Examinations and interventions  
 Spirometry 88%
 Spirometry and reversibility test 85%
 Treatment of exacerbations 85%
 Follow up of prioritised patients 58%
 Care programme for COPD care (National or Regional) 77%
 Routinely offers health promotion for COPD 38%
 Smoking cessation support 85%
 Assessment of symptoms with CAT 38%
 Assessment of symptoms with mMRC 19%
 6-min walk test 23%
 Patient education in groups (with several professions involved) 15%
 Written treatment plan 15%
Difficulties with health promotion for COPD  
 Lack of resources 38%
 COPD patients not interested 27%
 Travel problems for COPD patients 23%
 Not a prioritised group 8%
 Lack of adequate knowledge among professionals 8%
 Professionals not convinced about effects 0%
  1. Abbreviations: CAT Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Assessment Test, COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, mMRC modified Medical Research Council scale
  2. Primary care centres in Västerbotten County Council in Sweden. Percentages (%) of primary care centres are reported