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Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COPD in the Murmansk region

Project title Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COPD in the Murmansk region
Database Data inserted through the NDPHS Project Pipeline
ID in the source database 9
Thematic area
  • Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Development of Health Systems and Social Services
  • Health Promotion, Education and Information
  • Lifestyle-related Diseases
  • Primary Health Care
  • Public Health Epidemiology
Topic The project intends to improve primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in the Murmansk Region.
Project geographical area Russia
Substate level / administrative units /regions Murmansk Oblast
Lead partner (organisation) Filha (Finnish Lung Health Association)
Lead partner (owner or/and project manager) no data
Partner organisations Health Care Committee of Murmansk
Start date 2008-02-14
End date 2008-12-31
Duration (months) 10
Target audience 1. Direct beneficiaries: Staff and personnel at the Murmansk Regional Hospital and the primary health care centres in the region.
2. Indirect beneficiaries: The population of the Murmansk region. All people not starting to smoke or quitting smoking in the Murmansk region. COPD patients and their relatives in the Murmansk region.
3. The Health Care Committee of Murmansk, Murmansk Regional Clinical Hospital and polyclinics (=PHC centers). The Finnish Lung Health Association (Filha), Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Finland, Minstry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Summary Tobacco smoking is the most important cause of COPD. COPD is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Incidence, morbidity and mortality of COPD in the Murmansk region are high, statistical figures do probably not reflect the whole problem. 60-70% of the male population are smokers, womens smoking is increasing. A three year project is proposed which adresses primary and secondary prevention of COPD, training in diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation of COPD patients with emphasis on PHC level and the role of nurses. Mainly training activities are performed.
Background COPD is a leading and increasing cause of morbidity and premature death worldwide. COPD is strongly related to smoking habits. As much as 60 - 70 % of the male population in Russia are smokers, and the figures are probably the same in the Murmansk region. According to recent information, about half of all smokers develop COPD. COPD is a substantial economic and social burden for the individual patient and society. There is a link between smoking and TB. DOT (directly observed therapy of TB) activity may also be used for antismoking information.
Objectives The objective is to improve health in the Murmansk region by reducing morbidity and mortality of COPD.
Specific objectives/indicators 1. Decrease incidence, morbidity and mortality of COPD. Decrease amount of people startiong to smoke.
2. Annual statistical reports on COPD morbidity, mortality, hospitalisation, days off from work due to sickleave. Patient qustionnaires.
Results 1. Improved primary prevention of COPD: Reduction of youth starting smoking, smoke-free hospitals, less cigarette advertisements / annual statistical report on COPD, sales of cigarettes decrease, patient questionnaires, supervisory visits.
2. Improved secondary prevention: Amount of smokers decrease, quitting smoking increases, decrease in COPD morbidity, earlier diagnosis of COPD / Annual statistical reports on COPD, subervisory visits , patient questionnaires
3. Training on diagnosis and treatment of COPD. Well trained motivated staff at PHC and hospital level handling COPD. Decrease of COPD exacerbations. Decreased mortality of COPD. / Annual statistical reports on COPD. Supervisory visits, patient questionnaires.
4. Rehablitation of COPD patients. Decrease of morbidity and mortality of COPD / Annual statistical reports, supervisory visits, patient questionnaires.
5. Training of repiratory nurses. Well trained and motivated nurses handling patients with respiratory disease, with emphasis on COPD and asthma. Patient self-care improves. Access of spirometries and diagnostics PEF curves increase. patient inhalation techniques improve / Supervisory visits, PEF curve and spirometry quality assessment, patient questionnaires.
Total foreseen budget EUR 134,643
Total implementation costs
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Financing agencies / organisations Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Project's URL / project's website no data
Papers associated with this project no data
Further information no data
Last posted: on 2009-08-26 at 12:12:14

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