References and resources

Useful resources

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Toolkit©, developed by the Australian Lung
    Foundation and the Australian Physiotherapy Association, 2006


  • AACVPR. Guidelines for pulmonary rehabilitation programs, 3rd Edition, Human Kinetics, North Carolina, 2004.
  • ANDREW L. Ries, Gerene S. Bauldoff, Brian W. Carlin, Richard Casaburi, Charles F. Emery, Donald A. Mahler, Barry Make, Carolyn L. Rochester, Richard ZuWallack, Carla Herrerias. Pulmonary Rehabilitation Executive Summary: Joint American College of Chest Physicians / American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines. Chest 2007; 131; 1-3; p. 2S et 3S; DOI 10.1378/chest. 07-0892.
  •  ATS statement: Guidelines for the six-minute walk test, Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2002; 166(1):111-117
  • ATS/ACCP Statement on cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2003; 167(2):211-277
  • BOURBEAU, J. Activity of Life: The COPD patient. COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, June 2009, p. 194
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  • BOURBEAU, J., Van der Palen, J. Promoting effective self-management programmes to improve COPD, European Respiratory Journal, Volume 33, No. 3, 2009, pp 461-463.

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Web site and presentation

  • Canadian COPD Alliance, workshop on pulmonary rehabilitation, Toronto, ON.
    Presented on June 5 and 6, 2009.
  • Presentation "The Role of the Allied Health Care Team in Pulmonary Rehabilitation", by Trent Litzenberger, BScPT, BSPE, CRE Program Coordinator LiveWellTM Saskatoon Pulmonary Rehab Program, Saskatoon Health Region. Presented during the Canadian COPD Alliance workshop on pulmonary rehabilitation, June 5, 2009, in Toronto.