English, Article edition: Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs: Improving Outcomes in Elderly Patients with COPD Jorg D. Leuppi; Roland M. Bingisser

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  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs: Improving Outcomes in Elderly Patients with COPD
Author
  • Jorg D. Leuppi
  • Roland M. Bingisser
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  • article
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  • Pulmonary rehabilitation programs aim to improve the health of elderly patients disabled by lung disease. Despite the widespread application of these programs limited scientific data is available on the subject, except in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This review presents an overview on outcomes of pulmonary rehabilitation programs in elderly patients with COPD. Statistically significant improvements can be found for functional and maximal exercise capacity, as well as for health-related quality of life (HR-QOL). However, clinically relevant improvements are mainly found for functional exercise capacity and especially for HR-QOL. Rehabilitation programs including elderly patients with COPD also showed clinically relevant improvements in dyspnea and fatigue and an enhancement of the patient
  • Chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease, Elderly, Rehabilitation
  • RePEc:wkh:dmhout:v:12:y:2004:i:5:p:281-284
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  • English
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