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Tips that can help improve your quality of life, whether you’re a patient or caregiver

We have put together a wealth of information to give you guidance and tips that can help improve your quality of life, whether you’re a patient or caregiver. Take a look at the following resources, also available in other languages!

COPD Big Fat Reference Guide® (BFRG)

The Big Fat Reference Guide is a comprehensive resource guide developed by the COPD Foundation as a collaboration of scientists, physicians and other health care professionals as well as by individuals impacted by COPD. The 400+ page Guide was written for people with COPD, their families and caregivers. However, it is also widely used by health care professionals for patient education. The BFRG contains three sections: Managing your health, Managing your disease, and an appendix with useful forms and worksheets.

Visit the BFRG and other downloads page to download a PDF of the BFRG.

Visit the BFRG website today and create your profile so you can bookmark your favorite pages, access printer-friendly versions, and benefit from all the content, free of charge


Slim Skinny Reference Guides® (SSRGs)

If you don't have time to read the 400+ page BFRG, check out this set of 10 Slim Skinny Reference Guides® (also known as SSRGs).

Each 14-page booklet covers one topic to help you manage your COPD. The SSRGs are highly recommended educational materials for patient support groups and pulmonary rehabilitation centers as well.

If you’re overwhelmed with all there is to learn about COPD, this is a good place to start!

Visit the SSRGs and other downloads page


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