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Pulmonary rehabilitation – HomeBase

Holland AE, Mahal A, Hill CJ et al. Home-based rehabilitation for COPD using minimal resources: a randomised, controlled equivalence trialThorax 2017;72:57-65. 

Holland AE, Mahal A, Hill CJ et al. Benefits and costs of home-based pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – a multi-centre randomised controlled equivalence trialBMC Pulmonary Medicine 2013;13:57.

Lahham A, McDonald CF, Mahal A et al. Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation for people with COPD: A qualitative study reporting the patient perspective. Chronic Respiratory Disease. 2017; doi:10.1177/1479972317729050

Lahham A, McDonald CF, Mahal A et al. Acceptability and validity of a home exercise diary used in home-based pulmonary rehabilitation: secondary analyses of a randomised controlled trialClin Respir J. 2018 Feb 2. doi: 10.1111/crj.12773

Pulmonary rehabilitation – General

Australia and New Zealand Pulmonary Rehabilitation Clinical Practice Guidelines

Bolton CE, Bevan-Smith EF, Blakey JD et al. British Thoracic Society guideline on pulmonary rehabilitation in adults: accredited by NICE. Thorax 2013; 68:ii1-30.

Cox NS, Oliveira CC, Lahham A, Holland AE. Pulmonary rehabilitation referral and participation are commonly influenced by environment, knowledge, and beliefs about consequences: a systematic review using Theoretical Domains Framework. Journal of Physiotherapy 2017;63:84-93.

From the Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of COPD, Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2020. Available from:

Holland AE, Rasekaba, Fiore Jr JF, Burge AT, Lee AL. The 6-minute walk distance cannot be accurately assessed at home in people with COPD. Disability and Rehabilitation 2015;37:1102-6. DOI:10.3109/09638288.2014.956815

Holland AE, Spruit MA, Trooster T et al. An Official European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society technical standard: field walking tests in chronic respiratory disease. European Respiratory Journal 2014;44:1428-46.Doi:10.1183

McCarthy B, Casey D, Devane D, Murphy K, Murphy E, Lacasse Y. Pulmonary rehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015;2:CD003793.DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003793.pub3

Puhan MA, Gimeno-Santos E, Cates CJ, Troosters T. Pulmonary rehabilitation following exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016;12:CD005305.DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005305.pub4

Singh SJ, Puhan MA, Andrianopoulos V et al. An official systematic review of the European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society: measurement properties of field walking tests in chronic respiratory disease. European Respiratory Journal 2014;44:1447-78.DOI:10.1183

Spruit MA, Singh SJ, Garvey C et al. An official American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society statement: key concepts and advances in pulmonary rehabilitation. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2013;188:e13-64.Doi: 10.1164/rccm.201309-1634ST.

Yang IA, Dabscheck E, George J et al. The COPD-X Plan: Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2017. Version 2.50, June 2017.

Tests of exercise capacity

de Andrade CH, de Carmago AA, de Castro BP, Malaguti C, Dal Corso S. Comparison of cardiopulmonary responses during 2 incremental step tests in subjects with COPD. Respiratory Care 2012;57 (11):1902-26.

Dal Corso S, Alves de Camargo A, Izbicki M, Malaguti C, Nery LE. A symptom-limited incremental step test determines maximum physiological responses in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respiratory Medicine 2013;107:1993-9.

Burge AT, Rodrigues Jr JC, Abramson MJ, Cox NS, Bondarenko J, Webb E, Marceau T, Handley E, Macdonald H, Asken A, Santos Araujo Calasans GA, Pereira do Amaral D, Dreger J. Application of the modified incremental step test for pulmonary rehabilitation. Physical Therapy 2021:101(5):pzab044.