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Table 1 Patient exclusion criteria

From: A cluster randomised controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of a structured pulmonary rehabilitation education programme for improving the health status of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): The PRINCE Study protocol

History of Currently:
• Unstable cardiovascular disease  
   ο unstable angina Suspected or on treatment of relevant and/or current infectious disease (e.g. TB)
   ο unstable aortic valve disease • In the 3rd Semester of Pregnancy
   ο unstable pulmonary hypertension • Haemoptysis of unknown origin
• Pneumothorax  
• Thoracic or Cerebral Aneurysms Having had within:
• Musculoskeletal or neurological disorders that prevent gentle exercise 1 Month:
• Severe cognitive impairment • Myocardial infarction3
• Severe psychotic disturbance • Eye Surgery
• Detached Retina 3 Months
• Relative contraindications include • Abdominal or thoracic surgery
   ο a'resting heart rate of more than 1203  
   ο a'systolic blood pressure of more than 180 mm Hg  
   ο a'diastolic blood pressure of more than 100 mm Hg