Relationships and asking for the help you need (COPD)

12) Quotes from people living with COPD

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  • “I found ongoing friendship and mutual support from joining local groups “
  • “The way to keep moving forward is to talk to others living with same condition”
  • “Look on internet, but only at the good stuff, e.g. Chest Heart & Stroke, British Lung Foundation, as lots of scary stuff out there!”
  • “In some situations you’re in, it can be hard not to become angry… what I really learnt through the training was to be assertive and not aggressive.”
  • “The Advice Line nurses spoke to me in plain English and not gobbledegook!”
  • “The group helps me to feel confident and gives lots of time for me to speak, with people paying attention and wanting to hear what I have to say.”
  • “With self-management I have a better understanding of my condition and am able to cope with it in a more positive way.”
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Evaluation

Q1. Has the My Lungs my Life site helped you self manage your condition?

Q2. Would you use the My Lungs My life site again?

Q3. Would you recommend the My Lungs My Life site to others?

Q4. Do you have COPD?

Q5. Are you a healthcare professional?

Q6. How would you rate this section? (1 = poor, 5 = excellent)