Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation early after hospitalisation in COPD (early HomeBase): protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
Author: Cox, N.
Lahham, A.
McDonald, C.
Mahal, A.
O'Halloran, P.
Hepworth, G.
Spencer, L.
McNamara, R.
Bondarenko, J.
Macdonald, Heather
Gavin, S.
Burge, A.
Maitre, C.
Ringin, C.
Webb, E.
Nichols, A.
Tsai, L-L.
Luxton, N.
van Hilten, S.
Santos, M.
Crute, Hayley
Byrne, M.
Boursinos, H.
Broe, J.
Corbett, M.
Marceau, T.
Warrick, B.
Boote, C.
Melinz, J.
Holland, A.
Issue Date: 2021
Publication Title: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Start Page: e001107
Abstract: Introduction Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterised by exacerbations of respiratory disease, frequently requiring hospital admission. Pulmonary rehabilitation can reduce the likelihood of future hospitalisation, but programme uptake is poor. This study aims to compare hospital readmission rates, clinical outcomes and costs between people with COPD who undertake a home-based programme of pulmonary rehabilitation commenced early (within 2 weeks) of hospital discharge with usual care. Methods A multisite randomised controlled trial, powered for superiority, will be conducted in Australia. Eligible patients admitted to one of the participating sites for an exacerbation of COPD will be invited to participate. Participants will be randomised 1:1. Intervention group participants will undertake an 8-week programme of home-based pulmonary rehabilitation commencing within 2 weeks of hospital discharge. Control group participants will receive usual care and a weekly phone call for attention control. Outcomes will be measured by a blinded assessor at baseline, after the intervention (week 9–10 posthospital discharge), and at 12 months follow-up. The primary outcome is hospital readmission at 12 months follow-up. Ethics and dissemination Human Research Ethics approval for all sites provided by Alfred Health (Project 51216). Findings will be published in peer-reviewed journals, conferences and lay publications.
Internal ID Number: 01847
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Research Output

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.