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Self-management Programme of Activity Coping and Education (SPACE)

Rehabilitation 'SPACE' manual

The SPACE for COPD manual is a standardised self management manual for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 

It was developed by healthcare professionals and individuals with COPD and it has been approved by the Plain English Campaign.

The manual is interactive, and is administered by an individual with an in depth knowledge of COPD, exercise and motivational interviewing. We have developed a course to allow other healthcare professionals to deliver the manual (Regional Innovation Fund Award).

The manual is divided into four sections and covers topics such as:

  • improving your physical activity,

  • managing breathlessness,

  • anxiety management,

  • managing your medication. 

There is also an appendix containing information that may not be relevant to all individuals with COPD but is there for reference, for example oxygen and relationships.

If you are interested in finding out more about the SPACE for COPD manual please email us or click here to download a pdf.

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