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Title: Practical approach to establishing pulmonary rehabilitation for people with non-COPD diagnoses.
Austin Authors: Granger, Catherine L ;Morris, Norman R;Holland, Anne E 
Affiliation: Institute for Breathing and Sleep
Metro North Hospital and Health Service, The Prince Charles Hospital Allied Health Research Collaborative, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Discipline of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Department of Physiotherapy, Alfred Health, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Department of Physiotherapy, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
School of Allied Health Sciences and Menzies Health Institute, Griffith University, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Issue Date: Sep-2019
Date: 2019-04-19
Publication information: Respirology 2019; 24(9): 879-888.
Abstract: Pulmonary rehabilitation is a core aspect in the management of patients with chronic respiratory diseases. This paper describes a practical approach to establishing pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with non-COPD diagnoses using examples from the interstitial lung disease (ILD), pulmonary hypertension (PH), bronchiectasis and lung cancer patient populations. Aspects of pulmonary rehabilitation, including the rationale, patient selection, setting of programmes, patient assessment and training components (both exercise and non-exercise aspects), are discussed for these patient groups. Whilst there are many similarities in the rationale and application of pulmonary rehabilitation across these non-COPD populations, there are also many subtle differences, which are discussed in detail in this paper. With consideration of these factors, pulmonary rehabilitation programmes can be adapted to facilitate the inclusion of respiratory patients with non-COPD diagnoses.
DOI: 10.1111/resp.13562
ORCID: 0000-0001-6169-370X
Journal: Respirology (Carlton, Vic.)
PubMed URL: 31004384
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Type: Journal Article
Subjects: bronchiectasis
interstitial lung disease
lung cancer
pulmonary hypertension
pulmonary rehabilitation
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