Table 3

Barriers to IMT and PR

COM-B domain
CapabilityOpportunityMotivation
PR Poor retention of PR information
Breathlessness
Physical limitation
Travel/Transport
Age stigma
Lack of support
Time
PR not seen to be necessary
Concerns about breathlessness on exercise
IMT Physical limitation
Recurrent infections
Technical issuesNo barriers identified
  • IMT, inspiratory muscle training; PR, pulmonary rehabilitation.