Table 1

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Inclusion criteriaExclusion criteria
Diagnosis of COPD*Life expectancy <6 months50
Admitted to hospital for an exacerbation of COPDComorbidities that preclude exercise training†
Age ≥40 yearsInability to provide informed consent
Able to read and speak English
  • *All GOLD stages considered for eligilibity.

  • †Comorbidities may include, but are not limited to, neurological or musculoskeletal impairment; acute unstable cardiac disease.

  • COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .