• RIFAATUL LAILA MAHMUDAH Public Health Program, Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Majapahit, Mojokerto 61364, Indonesia
  • EKA DIAH KARTININGRUM Nursing Program, Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Majapahit, Mojokerto 61364, Indonesia
  • ZULLIES IKAWATI Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy Universitas Gadjah Mada, Sekip Utara Yogyakarta, 55281, Indonesia
  • DJOKO WAHYONO Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy Universitas Gadjah Mada, Sekip Utara Yogyakarta, 55281, Indonesia


Objective: To find the effective method of telehealth for COPD patients through focus group discussions (FGD) health professional and COPD patients.

Methods: Focus group discussions, the materials of FGD consist of educational contents, telehealth media, and education schedule. Discussions involving 11 participants, six medical professionals (2 medical doctors and 4 pharmacists), and 5 patients with COPD in four Hospital in Mojokerto.

Results: According to the health professional and COPD patients educational materials necessary for patients with COPD is knowing disease (such as symptoms, causes, transmission, and prevention), how to use an inhaler, and treatment of COPD from medication to a healthy lifestyle. The educational materials should be showing in television available at the patient’s waiting room in the hospital.

Conclusion: It is expected that repeated education will increase patient’s knowledge on COPD as well as their health status.

Keywords: Education, Telehealth, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Focus group discussions (FGD)


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MAHMUDAH, R. L., E. D. KARTININGRUM, Z. IKAWATI, and D. WAHYONO. “QUALITATIVE STUDY ON EFFECTIVE TELEHEALTHEDUCATIONAL METHOD CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD) IN MOJOKERTO INDONESIA”. International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 11, no. 3, May 2019, pp. 24-28, doi:10.22159/ijcpr.2019v11i3.34088.
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