What tools and resources do pulmonary rehabilitation teams use to deliver education?

Nicola J. Roberts, Lisa Kidd, Kim Kirkwood, Jane Cross, Martyn Partridge

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Background: Suggestions for educational content in pulmonary rehabilitation are detailed in clinical guidelines, however in practice it is unclear; what content is delivered and how. This survey examined the educational content, resources and delivery during PR programmes across Scotland.

Methods: Regional leads of the Scottish Pulmonary Rehabilitation Action group were asked to complete a survey regarding education in PR including the resources used.

Results: Participants from 9/11 Scottish regions completed the questionnaire (81.8%). Education was always group-based and face-to-face (100%, 9/9). Most used PowerPoint to facilitate sessions with additional printed materials. Interactive lecturing and group discussions were the most common mode of delivery. Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland /British Lung Foundation and Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care resources were most commonly used for sessions (25/40). Other specific resources (any organisation) were detailed for 26/40 sessions. Local materials including NHS formulary posters, and patient information leaflets were used. My Lungs My Life featured as an electronic resource in many sessions (18/40), as well as videos emailed to participants for inhaler technique, chest clearance, exercise, end of life decisions and anticipatory care. Topics, where no materials were available, were often areas which had less time spent on them and no specific lead for that material including communicating with your healthcare provide and, family role.

Conclusions: Research needs to identify what patients want to know, and materials should be developed to ensure patients receive the information they need to manage their condition
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Respiratory Journal
Issue numbersuppl 64
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2020


  • education
  • COPD
  • management


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