The COPD-GRIP (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Guidance, Research on Illness Perception) intervention

The COPD-GRIP intervention is applied individually for each patient and consists of three face-to-face consultations, each lasting ∼30 min
The three consultations are scheduled at ∼3-week intervals
The specific content is individualised, based on the patient's questions, responses and the needs of the patient
First consultation: understanding the patient's illness perceptions1) Identifying and understanding patient's illness perceptions;
2) Assessing and discussing illness perceptions using the B-IPQ as a guide for tailoring the intervention
Second consultation: identifying the link between illness perceptions and behaviour1) Identifying the link between illness perceptions and behaviour
2)  Improving the patient's understanding of the relationship between their perceptions
 and their behaviour, by challenging them to draw up an individual care plan (a
 short-term goal and a long-term goal, with strategies to achieve these)
Third consultation: evaluating and discussing the individual care plan1) Evaluating and discussing the individual care plan
2)  Evaluating and assessing whether the individual care plan was successful and what new actions are necessary for the future
3) If the patient did not describe a care plan, discussing actions for the future

B-IPQ: Brief Illness Perception Questionnaire.