What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
Introduction to Pulmonary Rehab
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Online Programs
Online pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was found to be as effective as face-to-face rehabilitation programs at improving patients’ exercise capacity and symptom control.(1-3)
This is a sample of pulmonary rehab programs that are available online:
A: Comprehensive Programs you follow on your own
B: Programs you enroll in
Please read carefully and make your own decisions regarding enrolment: (these are suggestions and not endorsements from mededcenter.org)
- Bourne S, DeVos R, North M, Chauhan A, Green B, Brown T, et al. Online versus face-to-face pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2017; 7(7):e014580.
- Chaplin E, Hewitt S, Apps L, Bankart J, Pulikottil-Jacob R, Boyce S, et al. Interactive web- based pulmonary rehabilitation programme: a randomised controlled feasibility trial. BMJ Open. 2017;7(3):e013682.
- Cox NS, McDonald CF, Alison JA, Mahal A, Wootton R, Hill CJ, et al. Telerehabilitation versus traditional centre-based pulmonary rehabilitation for people with chronic respiratory disease: protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMC Pulmonary Medicine. 2018;18(1):71.