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Table 3 Main contraindications to respiratory rehabilitation

From: The clinical and integrated management of COPD. An official document of AIMAR (Interdisciplinary Association for Research in Lung Disease), AIPO (Italian Association of Hospital Pulmonologists), SIMER (Italian Society of Respiratory Medicine), SIMG (Italian Society of General Medicine)

Absolute contraindications Other contraindications
Unwillingness to participate in the program Linguistic barriers
Poor adherence to the program Cognitive impairment
  Socio-economic barriers
  Logistic barriers (e.g. distance from hospital)