Who can attend a home based pulmonary rehabilitation program?
With COPD or other chronic lung conditions
Who are willing to participate
Exclude patients who have:
Significant cognitive impairment
Severe psychotic illness
Musculoskeletal, neurological or cardiovascular conditions that prevent exercise
A condition that requires direct supervision whilst exercising
Are not able to use, or do not have access to, a telephone
Do not live in an appropriate environment
Participants may have very mild or quite advanced disease – the program can be adapted accordingly.
Participants may have (and are likely to have) several co-morbidities. Unless these conditions significantly affect their ability to exercise, they should be considered for a pulmonary rehabilitation program.