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Recent research has shown that self-regulation is an important ability for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Ehlrich et al., 2010).

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Recent research by Ehlrich et al. (2010) has shown that self-regulation is an important ability for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

NOTE: 'et al.' is a Latin abbreviation and means "and others." It is used when there are 3 or more authors of the text. In this situation, the first authorʼs surname followed by 'et al.' and the year of publication in brackets is documented in the reference list.

Ehlrich, C., St John, W. & Kendall, E. (2010) "Listening to my body" to "look after my body": a theory of information use for self-management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Journal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness 2, pp. 262 ‐ 270.

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