The PELICAN study
PEer-Led o2 Info-line for patients and CAregivers (PELICAN)
The PELICAN study tests whether an O2 infoline for patients and caregivers will increase supplemental oxygen adherence and improve health in people with COPD.
There are 3 interventions that save lives in people with COPD…
1. Supplemental oxygen for resting hypoxemia
2. Intensive smoking cessation interventions
3. Non-invasive ventilation for COPD exacerbations
Source: GOLD guidelines 2016
…but adherence to supplemental oxygen can be low.
“I’m embarrassed to use my oxygen tank.”
“I don’t think it works—I still get short of breath.”
“The doctor sends you home on O2, you don’t know you’ll be on it the rest of your life.”
PELICAN is testing a care model that combines written self-management education materials and peer coaching phone sessions from the COPD InfoLine.
Over 500 adult patients with a diagnosis of COPD and a prescription for home oxygen were randomized to one of three self-management groups–Proactive PELICAN, Reactive PELICAN, or usual care.
PELICAN enrolled over 500 participants with a diagnosis of COPD and a prescription for home oxygen.
Over half of participants were more than 60 years old. Over 80% had used supplemental oxygen for at least 12 months.
Nearly all patients used a stationary oxygen concentrator plus at least one other piece of oxygen equipment to use outside the home. Oxygen tanks and portable oxygen concentrators were the two most common pieces of oxygen equipment.
About half of the participants had been hospitalized in the past 12 months.
Coming soon: findings
Results are expected to be available in the first half of 2017.
The PELICAN team is hard at work analyzing information collected during the study.
Staff + partners
COPD Foundation InfoLine associates + leadership
University of Illinois at Chicago study staff
Sai Dheeraj Illendula
External advising committee
Joel J. Africk Respiratory Health Association
Rino Aldrighetti Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Linda Arnold Patient
Teresa Barnes Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis
Helen Nichols Patient
Thomas Kallstrom American Association for Respiratory Care
Joseph Lewarski Drive Medical-DeVilbiss Healthcare
Joseph Morrison Caregiver
Jim Nelson Patient
Medical + scientific team
Richard Casaburi LA BioMed Research Institute / Harbor UCLA Medical Center
Scott Cerretta COPD Foundation
Kristen Holm National Jewish Health
Jerry Krishnan University of Illinois at Chicago
Janos Porszasz LA BioMed Research Institute / Harbor UCLA Medical Center
Valentin Prieto-Centurion University of Illinois at Chicago
Robert Sandhaus AlphaNet
Jamie Sullivan COPD Foundation