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Table 1 Design of training sessions

From: Low intensity, long-term outpatient rehabilitation in COPD: a randomised controlled trial

  Session 1-3 Session 4-6 Session 7-9 Session 10-x
Physiotherapy 20 min breathing technique, breathing feedback, cough technique, stretching 15 min breathing technique, breathing feedback, cough technique, stretching 10 min breathing technique, breathing feedback, stretching 10 min breathing technique, breathing feedback, stretching
Endurance 15 min arm/leg exercise against gravity, exercise sitting on a chair: back and abdominal muscles, walk training 15 min arm/leg exercise against gravity, exercise sitting on a chair: back and abdominal muscles, walk training 15 min arm/leg exercise with elastic band, stairs/stepper, walk training 20 min arm/leg exercise with elastic band, stairs/stepper, walk training
Strength 10 min hold against gravity, exercise sitting on a chair, ADL 10 min hold against gravity, exercise sitting on a chair, ADL 15 min exercise sitting on a chair, stairs/stepper, ADL 15 min stairs/stepper ADL elastic band
Coordination 10 min sitting on a chair, standing with/without devices 10 min sitting on a chair, standing with/without devices 15 min in motion
with devices
15 min in motion with devices
Home exercise instructions / break 5 min 5 min 5 min 5 min
  1. ADL: activites of daily living; device: stick, towel, elastic band.