Line Sunddal, Anders Løkke, Elisabeth Bomholt Østergaard & Ole Hilberg
Ugeskr Læger 2021;183:V02210175
Rehabilitation is an effective non-pharmacological treatment for persons with chronic non-malignant pulmonary disease. However, studies have demonstrated various obstacles resulting in low attendance rate among the candidates, thus highlighting the need for alternative solutions. Home-based exercise improve exercise capacity and decrease dyspnoea in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis as summarised in this review. In addition, home-based exercise demonstrates numerical but not statistically significant improvements in quality of life and lung function.