PEDro celebrates World COPD Day on 18 November 2020

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day is organised by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) in collaboration with the World Health Organization.

COPD is a disease that causes breathlessness, chronic sputum production and cough. There are 300 million people living with COPD worldwide. This year’s theme, “Living Well With COPD – Everybody, Everywhere” sends a positive message to both patients and physiotherapists that there are many ways to live well with the disease. The campaign aims to raise awareness about interventions such as pulmonary rehabilitation, physical activity, self-management and nutrition.

There is a growing amount of high-quality clinical research to guide the physiotherapy management of COPD. PEDro currently indexes over 1,300 clinical practice guidelines, systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials evaluating physiotherapy management of COPD.

You may like to read these clinical practice guidelines and systematic reviews, which provide useful direction for physiotherapists working with patients with COPD:

To keep up-to-date with the latest trials, reviews and guidelines evaluating physiotherapy interventions for people with COPD, subscribe to the “cardiothoracics” or “chronic respiratory disease” feeds of PEDro’s Evidence in your inbox. Subscription is free.

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