Methods: Meeting participants were asked to complete a pre-meeting survey in order to foster thinking prior to the beginning of the discussions. The first day of the meeting involved presentations from experts and a review of the pre-meeting survey results. Facilitated small group discussions occurred using the consensus building technique (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) method). The second day focused on large group discussions in order to identify the research themes.
Results: The top three research themes identified were: 1) a phased approach to PR post-AECOPD, 2) patient-centered interventions and outcomes, and 3) gaining a greater understanding of the emotional and psychological impacts of AECOPD. Other identified themes were: how to improve referral, uptake and access to PR post-AECOPD, how to reach under-served patient groups and cost-effectiveness of potential individualized interventions.
Conclusions: In this meeting the stakeholders identified research priorities that should guide clinicians and researchers in their efforts to produce high-quality evidence.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 12 Mar 2020|