Table 1

SPACE for COPD(C) self-management programme session outline

Session 1 (week 1)Introduction to SPACE for COPD(C)
 1Welcome and introductions
 2Group responsibilities
 3What does it mean to have COPD?
 4What is self-management?
 5How to use the SPACE for COPD(C) manual
 6Goal setting
 7Home activities for next session
 8Summary and close
Session 2 (week 2)Introducing exercise and managing shortness of breath
 1Welcome back
 2Solution focused goal feedback
 3Managing shortness of breath
 4Introduction to the walking programme
 5Goal setting
 6Activities for next session
 7Summary and close
Session 3 (week 4)Continuing exercise and saving energy
 1Welcome back
 2Solution focused goal feedback
 3Saving your energy
 4Strength training
 5Goal setting
 6Home activities for next session
 7Group discussion
 8Summary and close
Session 4 (week 8)Managing stress and emotions and the COPD action plan
 1Welcome back
 2Solution focused goal feedback
 3Managing stress and emotions
 4Action plans
 5Goal setting
 6Activities for next session
 7Summary and close
Session 5 (week 14)Question and answer
 1Welcome back
 2Solution focused goal feedback
 3Question and answer
 4Goal setting
 5Activities for next session
 6Summary and close
Session 6 (week 20)Keeping going from here
 1Welcome back
 2Solution focused goal feedback
 3Hobbies
 4Maintaining exercise
 5Sharing success
 6Summary and close
  • COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; SPACE for COPD(C), Self-Management Programme of Activity Coping and Education.