Textbook of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

  • Enrico Clini
  • Anne E. Holland
  • Fabio Pitta
  • Thierry Troosters

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introductory Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bartolome R. Celli, Roger S. Goldstein
      Pages 3-18
    3. Martijn Spruit, Linda Nici
      Pages 19-22
  3. Participants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Lowie E. G. W. Vanfleteren
      Pages 37-43
  4. Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Ioannis Vogiatzis, Paolo Palange, Pierantonio Laveneziana
      Pages 47-71
    3. Roberto A. Rabinovich, Kim-Ly Bui, André Nyberg, Didier Saey, François Maltais
      Pages 73-91
    4. Anja Frei, Milo Puhan
      Pages 93-107
    5. Heleen Demeyer, Henrik Watz
      Pages 109-119
    6. Sally Singh
      Pages 121-129
  5. Program Components

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Chris Burtin, Richard ZuWallack
      Pages 133-144
    3. Annemie Schols
      Pages 145-157
    4. Samantha Louise Harrison, Noelle Robertson
      Pages 171-182
    5. Vanessa M. McDonald, Mary Roberts, Kerry Inder
      Pages 183-194
    6. Fabio Pitta, Chris Burtin
      Pages 195-204
    7. Catherine J. Hill, Marta Lazzeri, Francesco D’Abrosca
      Pages 205-216
    8. Jean Bourbeau, Waleed Alsowayan, Joshua Wald
      Pages 217-232
    9. Daniel Langer
      Pages 233-249
  6. Outcomes and Expected Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Karina C. Furlanetto, Nidia A. Hernandes, Fabio Pitta
      Pages 253-272
    3. Roberto W. Dal Negro, Claudio F. Donner
      Pages 273-282
  7. Organization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Carolyn L. Rochester, Enrico Clini
      Pages 285-296
    3. Anne E. Holland
      Pages 297-306
    4. Michele Vitacca, Anne Holland
      Pages 307-321
  8. Specific Scenarios

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Catherine L. Granger, Gill Arbane
      Pages 325-335
    3. Rainer Gloeckl, Tessa Schneeberger, Inga Jarosch, Klaus Kenn
      Pages 337-348
    4. Rik Gosselink, Enrico Clini
      Pages 349-365
    5. Thomas Radtke, Susi Kriemler, Helge Hebestreit
      Pages 367-378
    6. Anne Holland, Nicolino Ambrosino
      Pages 379-390
    7. Enrico Clini, Anne E. Holland, Fabio Pitta, Thierry Troosters
      Pages 391-392

About this book


This book provides up-to-date knowledge on all aspects of the multidisciplinary approach to pulmonary rehabilitation that is essential in order to achieve optimal results. It will be an ideal resource especially for pulmonologists in training, and will also be of value for physiotherapists, other health care professionals, and technicians. Detailed information is presented on the diverse program components in pulmonary rehabilitation, with clear explanation of the roles of the nutritionist, psychologist, occupational therapist, respiratory nurse, and physical activity coach. Guidance is provided on identification of candidates for pulmonary rehabilitation and on all aspects of assessment, including exercise capacity, muscle function, and physical activity. Patient-centered, economic, and other outcomes are examined, with separate discussion of combined outcome assessment. Furthermore, due consideration is given to organizational aspects of pulmonary rehabilitation and to rehabilitation in specific scenarios, e.g., thoracic oncology and surgery, transplantation, and the ICU. The authors are internationally recognized experts selected for their expertise in the topics they discuss. 


Physiotherapy Respiratory diseases Non-pharmacological therapy Physical activity Exercise capacity Breathing exercises Inspiratory muscle training Nutrition Patient-reported outcomes Occupational therapy Self-management

Editors and affiliations

  • Enrico Clini
    • 1
  • Anne E. Holland
    • 2
  • Fabio Pitta
    • 3
  • Thierry Troosters
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Medical and Surgical SciencesUniversity of Modena, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Modena PoliclinicoModenaItaly
  2. 2.Alfred Health and Institute for Breathing and Sleep, La Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.State University of LondrinaLondrinaBrazil
  4. 4.Department of Rehabilitation SciencesKU Leuven, Respiratory Division and Rehabilitation, University Hospital LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-65887-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-65888-9
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