Managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the community. A randomized controlled trial of home-based pulmonary rehabilitation for elderly housebound patients.

@article{Boxall2005ManagingCO,
  title={Managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the community. A randomized controlled trial of home-based pulmonary rehabilitation for elderly housebound patients.},
  author={Anne-marie Boxall and Louise Barclay and Allyn Sayers and Gideon A Caplan},
  journal={Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation},
  year={2005},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={378-85}
}
PURPOSE Pulmonary rehabilitation is essential for managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Housebound COPD patients are frequently excluded from this treatment because they are unable to access outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation programs because of the severity of their disease. This randomized controlled trial assesses the effects of a 12-week home-based pulmonary rehabilitation program for 60 housebound COPD patients older than 60 years. METHODS Intervention patients received… CONTINUE READING
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