Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients.

  title={Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients.},
  author={Danielle Soares Rocha Vieira and François Maltais and Jean Bourbeau},
  journal={Current opinion in pulmonary medicine},
  volume={16 2},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation programs have been proposed as an alternative to hospital-based programs for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We undertook a systematic review of randomized studies on home-based pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD which report health-related quality of life and/or exercise capacity, in order to assess the benefits of this intervention. MAIN FINDINGS From 888 identified references, 12 met the inclusion… CONTINUE READING


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