Community based physiotherapeutic exercise in COPD self-management: a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Effing2011CommunityBP,
  title={Community based physiotherapeutic exercise in COPD self-management: a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Tanja W. Effing and Gerhard A. Zielhuis and Huib Adrianus Marie Kerstjens and P R van der Valk and Job A M van der Palen},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={105 3},
  pages={
          418-26
        }
}
Little is known about effects of community-based physiotherapeutic exercise programmes incorporated in COPD self-management programmes. In a randomised trial, the effect of such a programme (COPE-active) on exercise capacity and various secondary outcomes including daily activity as a marker of behaviour change was evaluated. All patients attended four 2-h self-management sessions. In addition the intervention group participated in the COPE-active programme offered by physiotherapists of… CONTINUE READING
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