The IPF Care patient support programme provides support, education, and empowerment to patients receiving oral pirfenidone treatment for IPF in Europe.
The programme provides individually tailored support through frequent, patient-managed discussions with specialist IPF Nurses and home visits. Patient calls and visits are open, patient-led and dictated by individual circumstances and needs. Patients receive practical advice on how to cope with IPF on a daily basis, how to manage symptoms, treatment and AEs over both the short and long term.
- Clinically proven to increase adherence
- Reduced discontinuations
- Satisfaction surveys reveal patients feel better informed and more confident and supported in their disease management
- Results published: Duck, Chaudhuri et al. 2015. IPF Care: A Support Program for Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Treated with Pirfenidone in Europe. Adv Ther 2015
See the published results at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25691376