Use of supplemental oxygen during exercise testing and training for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a survey of Australian pulmonary rehabilitation programs
Regina WM Leung, Jennifer A Alison, Sue C Jenkins, Anne E Holland, Kylie Hill, Norman R Morris, Lissa M Spencer, Catherine J Hill, Annemarie L Lee, Helen E Seale, Nola M Cecins, Christine F McDonald, Zoe J McKeough
BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY | ASSOCIACAO BRASILEIRA PESQUISA POS-GRADUACAO FISIOTERAPIA-ABRAPG-FT | Published : 2021
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to determine, in Australian pulmonary rehabilitation programs for people with COPD: (1) whether oxygen saturation (SpO2) was monitored during exercise testing; (2) whether supplemental oxygen was available during exercise testing and/or training; (3) whether oxygen was prescribed during exercise training; and the reason for providing oxygen; (4) whether a protocol was available for supplemental oxygen prescription during exercise training. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional multi-center study using a purposed-designed survey. De-identified survey data were analyzed and the absolute number and percentage of responses were recorded for each question. RE..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
This work was supported by National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia [grant number: APP1019989].