Description: Pulmonary rehabilitation is a program of exercise and education that helps to improve function, reduce symptoms and reduce need for hospitalisation in people with chronic respiratory disease. A traditional program of pulmonary rehabilitation is undertaken in-person at a centre, however many common barriers make it difficult for patients to attend these centre-based programs. Recently, remotely delivered programs of pulmonary rehabilitation have been demonstrated to achieve similar clinical outcomes to the traditional centre-based model of delivery. Whether the model of rehabilitation delivery (remote versus in-person), and patient characteristics, impacts on the likelihood of patients achieving clinically meaningful improvements in rehabilitation outcomes (‘responders’) or finishing the program (‘completers’) is less clear. Aim: To describe the frequency of program responders and program completers for different models of pulmonary rehabilitation deliver (remote versus in-person), and identify any participant characteristics that may be associated with being a responder/completer. Method: This project will involve a secondary analysis of participant demographic and clinical outcome data collected as a part of two larger randomised controlled trials.
Pulmonary rehabilitation; Exercise; Telerehabilitation: Respiratory; Chronic Disease
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