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Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Exercise

  • Indications
  1. Moderate to severe COPD with Dyspnea-limited activities or impaired quality of life
  • Components
  1. Pulmonary Rehabilitation Exercise
  2. Nutritional counseling
  3. Education
  4. Behavioral modification
  • Efficacy
  1. For benefit, program must be if continued for at least 6 months
    1. Reduces Dyspnea and increases Exercise capacity
    2. Improves health status and quality of life
    3. Decreases hospitalizations
  2. References
    1. Salman (2003) J Gen Intern Med 18(3): 213-21 [PubMed]
    2. Hui (2003) Chest 124:94-7 [PubMed]
  1. Upper and Lower extremity Exercises
  2. Inspiratory muscle training
    1. Inspiratory resistance breathing device
  3. Ventilatory therapy and breathing training
  4. Chest physical therapy
  5. Respiratory muscle rest