Towards person-centred care: development of a patient support needs tool for patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in primary care (SNAP1 Study) aimed to develop a new Support Needs Approach for Patients (SNAP) tool, suitable for use in clinical practice. A comprehensive range of evidence-based domains of support were identified for inclusions in the draft SNAP tool. The tool asks patients to consider whether they need more support in relation to 16 domains of support need e.g. practical help in the home, knowing what to expect in the future, understanding their condition, getting out and about, and support for their carer. 

The article published in BMJ in Nov 2016 can be accessed here.