Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.See eligibility criteria
- Patients must be ≥40 years old; with a clinical diagnosis of COPD, and GOLD risk category B -breathlessness defined by the Medical Research Council Dyspnea score >1 of – or GOLD risk category D breathlessness defined by the Medical Research Council Dyspnea score >1 and more than one COPD exacerbation in the past year.
- Patients with an inability to connect by telephone (land line) or inability follow directions or with a high chance of being non-compliant (active alcohol or drug abuse).
- Pregnant women are also excluded. S
- Since this is a real world study, we will not exclude patients with other comorbidities like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or sleep apnea.