Paula Browne

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BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects approximately 3 million people in the UK. An 8-week pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) course is recommended under current guidelines. However, studies show that initial benefits diminish over time. OBJECTIVE We present here an economic evaluation conducted alongside a randomised controlled trial(More)
OBJECTIVES Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) provides benefit for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in terms of quality of life (QoL) and exercise capacity; however, the effects diminish over time. Our aim was to evaluate a maintenance programme for patients who had completed PR. SETTING Primary and secondary care PR programmes in(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is efficacious in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). As completion rates of PR are poor, we wished to assess predictors of attendance and adherence. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 711 patients with COPD, who were invited to attend PR. Data were compared to allow predictors (gender,(More)
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