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Exercise training and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: past and future research directions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9632319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. It is characterized by symptoms of breathlessness that result in sedentary lifestyle, physical deconditioning, and reduced quality of life. Previous research has shown that exercise training in patients with COPD will improve physical function and may help improve the quality of life. Unfortunately, the majority of these previous studies have not been pursued with adequate scientific rigor and the conclusions regarding the efficacy of exercise as an adjunct in the treatment of COPD are equivocal. The purpose of this article is to review the previous research that has focused on the effects of exercise training on individuals with COPD, to examine the problems with this previous research, and to emphasize the need and identify topics for further outcome-based research.
M J Berry; S A Walschlager
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0883-9212     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiopulm Rehabil     Publication Date:    1998 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-26     Completed Date:  1998-08-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511296     Medline TA:  J Cardiopulm Rehabil     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Health and Exercise Science, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27109, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Breathing Exercises
Disease Progression
Exercise Therapy*
Lung Diseases, Obstructive / rehabilitation*
Quality of Life
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome
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