Comparison of a structured home-based rehabilitation programme with conventional supervised pulmonary rehabillitation: a randomised non-inferiority trial

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dc.contributor.author Horton, E. en
dc.contributor.author Mitchell, Katy E. en
dc.contributor.author Johnson-Warrington, V.L. en
dc.contributor.author Apps, L. D. en
dc.contributor.author Sewell, L. en
dc.contributor.author Morgan, M. en
dc.contributor.author Taylor, R.S. en
dc.contributor.author Singh, S. J. en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-08T10:51:29Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-08T10:51:29Z
dc.date.issued 2017-07-29
dc.identifier.citation Horton, E. et al. (2018) Comparison of a structured home-based rehabilitation programme with conventional supervised pulmonary rehabilitation: a randomised non-inferiority trial. Thorax, 73, pp.29-36. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/15185
dc.description Open access article en
dc.description.abstract Background Standardised home-based pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) programmes offer an alternative model to centre-based supervised PR for which uptake is currently poor. We determined if a structured homebased unsupervised PR programme was non-inferior to supervised centre-based PR for participants with COPD. Methods A total of 287 participants with COPD who were referred to PR (187 male, mean (SD) age 68 (8.86) years, FEV1% predicted 48.34 (17.92)) were recruited. They were randomised to either centre-based PR or a structured unsupervised home-based PR programme including a hospital visit with a healthcare professional trained in motivational interviewing, a self-management manual and two telephone calls. Fifty-eight (20%) withdrew from the centre-based group and 51 (18%) from the home group. The primary outcome was dyspnoea domain in the chronic respiratory disease questionnaire (Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire Self-Report; CRQ-SR) at 7 weeks. Measures were taken blinded. We undertook a modified intention-to-treat (mITT) complete case analysis, comparing groups according to original random allocation and with complete data at follow-up. The non-inferiority margin was 0.5 units. Results There was evidence of significant gains in CRQ dyspnoea at 7 weeks in both home and centre-based groups. There was inconclusive evidence that homebased PR was non-inferior to PR in dyspnoea (mean group difference, mITT: −0.24, 95% CI −0.61 to 0.12,p=0.18), favouring the centre group at 7 weeks. Conclusions The standardised home-based programme provides benefits in dyspnoea. Further evidence is needed to definitively determine if the health benefits of the standardised home-based programme are non-inferior or equivalent to supervised centre-based rehabilitation. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher BMJ en
dc.title Comparison of a structured home-based rehabilitation programme with conventional supervised pulmonary rehabillitation: a randomised non-inferiority trial en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-208506
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.funder GlaxoSmithKline en
dc.projectid N/A en
dc.cclicence CC-BY-NC en
dc.date.acceptance 2017-06-26 en
dc.exception.reason author not DMU staff when published en


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