Large Trial of Home-Based COPD Rehab Shows Positive Results
The first multicenter randomized controlled trial of a home-based rehabilitation program for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) showed highly positive results, according to findings presented at the CHEST 2022 annual meeting. At the end of 12 weeks, those randomly assigned to the intervention had a significant and clinically meaningful improvement in all domains of the Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire (CRQ), including activity levels and emotional well-being
@giridhar Presenting soon-to-be-published data, Benzo said that the intervention is based on a tablet-based app. On the tablet, the patient finds a daily schedule of exercises and videos to guide performance. The tablet is programmed to upload data captured from an activity monitor and pulse oximeter. Along with documentation of app usage, the remote coach can then download this information to review with the patient.