Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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