This Academy member benefit temporarily has been made public to allow all practitioners access to content that may assist in patient care during the national pandemic response. Click here for information on joining the Academy. 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

COPD: Specific Topics Search Methods (2008)

Search Criteria and Results for Specific Topics

Each evidence analysis topic has a link to supporting evidence, where the Search Plan and Results can be found. Here, you can view when the search plan was performed, inclusion and exclusion criteria, search terms, databases that were searched and the excluded articles.

Below are a list of the recommendations and the related evidence analysis questions, with the link to each search plan. Some recommendations are supported by multiple conclusion statements and therefore have multiple search plans listed.

COPD: Assessment of Quality of Life
Search Plan and Results

COPD: Assessment of Weight Status and Body Composition
Search Plan and Results

COPD: Assessment of Energy Needs
Search Plan and Results

COPD: Bone Density Screening
Search Plan and Results
Search Plan and Results

COPD: Medical Food Supplements
Search Plan and Results

COPD: Treatment of Osteoporosis
Search Plan and Results
Search Plan and Results

COPD: Antioxidants Vitamins
Search Plan and Results

COPD: Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Search Plan and Results

COPD: Milk and Dairy Product Consumption
Search Plan and Results

COPD: Oxygen Therapy
Search Plan and Results

COPD: Monitor and Evaluate Quality of Life
Search Plan and Results

COPD: Monitor and Evaluate Weight Status and Body Composition
Search Plan and Results

The following recommendations were not analyzed through ADA's evidence analysis, but developed based on available consensus documents.

COPD: Medical Nutrition Therapy

COPD: Pharmacotherapy

COPD: Integrated Care of COPD