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By Thomas Wood Retired, Bank Managrt
Samantha Louise Harrison, Noelle Robertson, Lindsay Apps, Michael C Steiner, Mike D L Morgan, Sally J Singh
PURPOSE: To explore how patients who refuse referral to pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) appraise acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in the context of having considered and declined PR. METHOD: Six participants recently hospitalized with an acute exacerbation COPD who refused a referral to PR subsequent to hospital discharge participated in in-depth interviews. Transcripts were subjected to interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA)...
2015: Disability and Rehabilitation
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