Patient Activation Measure (PAM) for COPD
COPD is a long term illness
that affects many patients in Sutton.
We believe that when
patients are involved in their care, understand their conditions and
how to manage it, their outcomes are greatly improvement.
GP Practices in Sutton will
be trying to get patients to engage better to learn more about their
condition and manage it better. Our aim is to give patients a
greater understanding, control and better capacity to self-manage
Activation is to provide patients with the opportunity to engage
with their surgeries and hopefully to build greater knowledge and
confidence in dealing with their COPD.
We will be asking patients
1. Complete a PAM
assessment (13 question survey) to capture your feeling of how well
you manage your condition.
2. We will identify what
category of activation the PAM survey places the patient
3. We will work with the
patient to provide tailored coaching and support to help them
understand and manage their condition better
4. We will ask the patients
to take a second PAM assessment toward the end of the period to see
if any improvements have been made and if the patient is better able
to manage their condition.
We will also be holding
community events to help build greater knowledge of COPD and also
allow patients to find social groups for support.
If you are a COPD patient,
we would invite you to take part by downloading and completing the
PAM questionnaire below or calling the surgery to make an
appointment with our specialist nurses or pharmacists.
take part in Patient Activation, please download, complete and
return this form to your surgery.
Patient Activation Survey