Am I Managing my COPD as Effectively as Possible?

Question 1 of 5

On a lung function test, do you know what the FEV1 measures and what your number is?

AI know what the FEV1 measures, and I know what my number is.
BI’m not sure, but my doctor told me mine is low
CI think my doctor mentioned it once, but I forgot what he said.
DI have no idea what that is.
AI know what the FEV1 measures, and I know what my number is.
BI’m not sure, but my doctor told me mine is low
CI think my doctor mentioned it once, but I forgot what he said.
DI have no idea what that is.
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Question 2 of 5

How well do you manage your COPD, your relationship with your family and getting things done around the house.

AI tell my family if I’m having a good or bad breathing day and I know when to ask for help.
BI don’t talk about my breathing because my family is worried enough about me and I do very little around the house.
CMy family is sick and tired of hearing about it so I try to do everything myself and I’m constantly exhausted.
DI haven’t told my family that I have COPD, I gasp for breath all the time, and they don’t notice.
AI tell my family if I’m having a good or bad breathing day and I know when to ask for help.
BI don’t talk about my breathing because my family is worried enough about me and I do very little around the house.
CMy family is sick and tired of hearing about it so I try to do everything myself and I’m constantly exhausted.
DI haven’t told my family that I have COPD, I gasp for breath all the time, and they don’t notice.
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Question 3 of 5

If you have a lot of mucus what do you do?

AI use a mucous clearing device as part of my routine each morning to clear my lungs.
BI cough after my nebulizer treatment every morning but even after that, I feel sometimes like something is still stuck in there.
CI cough all day long and my mucous chokes me when I bring it up.
DI keep myself from coughing because I’m so embarrassed about it.
AI use a mucous clearing device as part of my routine each morning to clear my lungs.
BI cough after my nebulizer treatment every morning but even after that, I feel sometimes like something is still stuck in there.
CI cough all day long and my mucous chokes me when I bring it up.
DI keep myself from coughing because I’m so embarrassed about it.
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Question 4 of 5

How well do you know your inhaled medications?

AI know which of my inhalers are controllers and which ones are rescuers and when I should take them.
BI take my inhalers as directed by my doctor but I have no idea what they do.
CI’m supposed to take different types of inhalers, but I take only one of them regularly because it’s the only one that works.
DWhen I’m tight, I take several puffs from all of them and hope something works.
AI know which of my inhalers are controllers and which ones are rescuers and when I should take them.
BI take my inhalers as directed by my doctor but I have no idea what they do.
CI’m supposed to take different types of inhalers, but I take only one of them regularly because it’s the only one that works.
DWhen I’m tight, I take several puffs from all of them and hope something works.
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Question 5 of 5

Can you walk 50 feet and feel OK?

AEven though I walk slowly, I can usually make it to my destination, taking one break, by pacing and doing pursed-lips breathing.
BI can usually make it to my destination and still breathe alright by stopping several times (sometimes every few steps) along the way.
CI get to my destination and nearly collapse
DI don’t walk anymore at all. I use a motorized scooter.
AEven though I walk slowly, I can usually make it to my destination, taking one break, by pacing and doing pursed-lips breathing.
BI can usually make it to my destination and still breathe alright by stopping several times (sometimes every few steps) along the way.
CI get to my destination and nearly collapse
DI don’t walk anymore at all. I use a motorized scooter.
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