Nurse-led Integrated Care in COPD Patients With a Pulmonary Exacerbation (NICCO)

  • End date
    Apr 30, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    University of Zurich
Updated on 25 May 2022
pulmonary disease


The aim of the study is to evaluate the effect and effectiveness of the nurse-led integrated care programme for the management of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) exacerbations on patients' quality of life, rehospitalisation and exacerbation rate, illness-related emotional distress, selected health behaviours and cost-utility at three months. Furthermore, understanding barriers and facilitators to implementation success is of interest.

Condition COPD Exacerbation
Treatment Integrated Care Model
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04011332
SponsorUniversity of Zurich
Last Modified on25 May 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Patients with a confirmed diagnosis of COPD (GOLD 1-4)
Hospitalisation due to a COPD exacerbation and decision to start with steroids and/or antibiotics (severe exacerbation)
Age ≥ 18

Exclusion Criteria

Cognitive impairment (dementia, delirium)
Not speaking German, French, Italian, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Serbian, Tamil, Hindi, Turkish or Slovakian
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