Intervention Protocol

Maintenance rehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  1. Janelle Yorke1,*,
  2. Nikki Rochnia2,
  3. Stephen Walters3,
  4. Lindsey Dugdill4,
  5. Jorgen Vestbo5,
  6. Peter Calverley6

Editorial Group: Cochrane Airways Group

Published Online: 10 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008837


How to Cite

Yorke J, Rochnia N, Walters S, Dugdill L, Vestbo J, Calverley P. Maintenance rehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD008837. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008837.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Salford, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Greater Manchester, UK

  2. 2

    University of Salford, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Salford, UK

  3. 3

    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

  4. 4

    University of Salford, School of Social Work, Psychology and Public Health, Salford, UK

  5. 5

    Education and Research Centre, Respiratory Research Group, Manchester, UK

  6. 6

    Fazakerley Hospital, Liverpool, UK

*Janelle Yorke, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Salford, Federick Road campus, Greater Manchester, M6 6PU, UK. J.Yorke@salford.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 10 NOV 2010

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess the effectiveness of maintenance pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with COPD, including:

  • the overall efficacy of maintenance pulmonary rehabilitation on healthcare utilisation, health-related quality of life, exercise/functional capacity, self-efficacy, psychological well-being and objective measures of health outcome
  • the comparative efficacy of different types of maintenance pulmonary rehabilitation (e.g. mode of delivery, content such as physical training alone or in combination with psychosocial and educational support, and length of intervention)
  • whether the duration of benefit is related to the magnitude of the initial improvement during primary pulmonary rehabilitation
  • the comparative efficacy of maintenance pulmonary rehabilitation in relation to COPD severity