Table 1

Adaptions made for online delivery of PR

Traditional face to face programmeOnline-PR delivery
Face-to-face patient assessmentsOnline video-based assessments
Incremental shuttle walk test exercise capacity outcome1 min sit-to-stand exercise capacity outcome
Progression to 3 min per endurance exerciseProgression to 4 min per endurance exercise
Clinician led exerciseExercise instructor led exercise
Resistance exercises with free weightsResistance exercises with Theraband
Group education delivery within sessionsSeparate individually accessed education
No preliminary patient home visitPatient home visit for equipment delivery and IT platform training as needed
No prior equipment providedTheraband, oximeter and sometimes IPad delivered
Home exercise programme administered on session one (paper based)Home exercise programme administered once patient confident with online participation (paper based)
Community hall venuesPatient home venue
MDT education including: Understanding your lung condition, breathlessness management including input from psychological therapist, cough and sputum, planning for future, nutrition, benefits of exercise, hospital care, medications and inhaler techniqueMDT education including: Understanding your lung condition, breathlessness management including input from psychological therapist, cough and sputum, planning for future, nutrition, benefits of exercise, hospital care, medications and inhaler technique.
Introduction session before preassessment including expert patient experienceIntroduction session following pre-assessment led by exercise specialist and clinician
Paper based Patient-rReported Outcome Measures, missing data entry possibleDigitally completed outcome measures, submission not possible without complete data entry.
Clinical notes written on System oneClinical notes written on System one
  • PR, pulmonary rehabilitation.