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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.