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Title: Use of supplemental oxygen during exercise testing and training for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a survey of Australian pulmonary rehabilitation programs.
Authors: Leung, Regina W M;Alison, Jennifer A;Jenkins, Sue C;Holland, Anne E;Hill, Kylie;Morris, Norman R;Spencer, Lissa M;Hill, Catherine J;Lee, Annemarie L;Seale, Helen E;Cecins, Nola M;McDonald, Christine F;McKeough, Zoe J
Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Medicine, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, NSW, Australia.
Department of Physiotherapy, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Department of Physiotherapy, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Institute for Breathing and Sleep, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Institute for Respiratory Health, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia
Department of Physiotherapy, The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
Department of Physiotherapy, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Department of Physiotherapy, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia
Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Discipline of Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Physiotherapy, Alfred Health, Melbourne, Australia
School of Allied Health Sciences and Menzies Health Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
Metro North Hospital and Health Service, The Prince Charles Hospital, Allied Health Research Collaborative, Brisbane, Australia
Issue Date: 15-May-2020
EDate: 2020-05-15
Citation: Brazilian journal of physical therapy 2020; online first: 15 May 2020
Abstract: The aims of this study were to determine, in Australian pulmonary rehabilitation programs for people with COPD: (1) whether oxygen saturation (SpO2) was monitored during exercise testing; (2) whether supplemental oxygen was available during exercise testing and/or training; (3) whether oxygen was prescribed during exercise training; and the reason for providing oxygen; (4) whether a protocol was available for supplemental oxygen prescription during exercise training. This was a cross-sectional multi-center study using a purposed-designed survey. De-identified survey data were analyzed and the absolute number and percentage of responses were recorded for each question. The survey was sent to 261 pulmonary rehabilitation programs and 142 surveys (54%) were available for analysis. Oxygen saturation was monitored during exercise testing in 92% of programs. Supplemental oxygen was available in the majority of programs during exercise testing (82%) and training (84%). The rationale cited by 87 programs (73%) for prescribing oxygen during exercise training was maintaining SpO2 above a threshold ranging from SpO2 80-88%. Forty-five (32%) programs had a protocol for oxygen prescription during exercise training. While monitoring of SpO2 during exercise testing and using supplemental oxygen during testing and training is common in Australian pulmonary rehabilitation programs, few programs had a protocol in place for the prescription of supplemental oxygen for people with COPD who were not on long-term oxygen therapy. This may be due to lack of strong evidence to support the use of supplemental oxygen during exercise training.
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/23464
DOI: 10.1016/j.bjpt.2020.04.003
ORCID: 0000-0001-6481-3391
PubMed URL: 32499168
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: COPD
Exercise testing
Exercise training
Oxygen
Rehabilitation
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