Disputas – Master i klinisk fysioterapi Hanne Hoaas
Master i klinisk fysioterapi Hanne Hoaas disputerer for ph.d.-graden i helsevitenskap og vil offentlig forsvare avhandlingen:
Long-term exercise maintenance via telerehabilitation for people with COPD. Feasibility, effectiveness, benefits and challenges
Despite the fact that pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) and maintenance programs are beneficial and recommended to people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), their availability remains low.
Telerehabilitation can support the delivery of such programs to patients’ homes. However, there is little knowledge of its benefits for people with COPD.
This thesis aimed to investigate if long-term telerehabilitation in COPD is feasible and effective, and evaluate benefits and challenges. We tested a 2-year telerehabilitation intervention comprising of treadmill exercise at home, telemonitoring by a physiotherapist via videoconferencing, and self-management via a website in a pilot study and an international randomized controlled trial.
Long-term telerehabilitation in COPD is safe and feasible, can prevent worsening of lung function and symptoms, and support maintenance of physical capacity. Long-term telerehabilitation could be offered as an alternative or supplement to centre-based PR.
- Hovedveileder: seniorforsker Paolo Zanaboni
- Biveiledere: førsteamanuensis Audhild Hjalmarsen og førsteamanuensis Bente Morseth
- Professor Martijn A. Spruit, Maastricht University in Maastricht – 1. opponent
- Førsteamanuensis Bente Frisk, Høgskulen på vestlandet – 2. opponent
- Professor Eirik Årsand, Institutt for klinisk medisin UiT – leder av komité
Prøveforelesning over oppgitt emne holdes kl. 10.15, samme sted:
“The mechanism, assessment and management of respiratory and non-respiratory muscle dysfunction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.”