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dc.contributor.authorCooke, Marieen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoyle, Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.authorShields, Louiseen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:01:04Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:01:04Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2013-05-29T02:35:15Z
dc.identifier.issn10376178en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.5172/conu.2009.34.1.085en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30244
dc.description.abstractThis preliminary pilot study explores sustained benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) attending a 12-month home-based pulmonary maintenance program. The incidence of COPD is high and ageing populations will see this continue and possibly increase. PR programs are effective, however, benefits may dissipate if the program is not continued. The maintenance program involved: strength retraining exercises; collaborative goal setting; regular telephone calls; and home visits. Around half of the 29 participants remained in contact with the program for 12 months and 21 completed final or 6-month assessment. Most participants maintained: respiratory functioning; quality of life; and self-efficacy, with some showing improvements. Outcomes provide knowledge for improving patient care through a home-based strategy to maintain benefits of PR programs. Results suggest that in light of likely decline in benefits 6-12 months after PR, the maintenance program contributed to sustained benefits for COPD individuals and also provide information to aid investigators planning the design of similar larger research with this population.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publishereContent Management Pty Ltden_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom85en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto97en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalContemporary Nurseen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume34en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321106en_US
dc.titleOutcomes of a home-based pulmonary maintenance program for individuals with COPD: a pilot studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 e-Content Management Pty Ltd. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2009
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