Lack of perceived benefit and inadequate transport influence uptake and completion of pulmonary rehabilitation in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a qualitative study.

@article{Keating2011LackOP,
  title={Lack of perceived benefit and inadequate transport influence uptake and completion of pulmonary rehabilitation in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a qualitative study.},
  author={Andrew Keating and Annemarie Lee and Anne E Holland},
  journal={Journal of physiotherapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={183-90}
}
QUESTION What prevents people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from attending and completing pulmonary rehabilitation programs? DESIGN Qualitative design using semi-structured interviews. PARTICIPANTS 19 adults with COPD who had declined to participate and 18 adults with COPD who had not completed a pulmonary rehabilitation program at a metropolitan teaching hospital. RESULTS A lack of perceived benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation was a significant theme for those who… CONTINUE READING