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The effects of home-based pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic lung disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14568368     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a home-based pulmonary rehabilitation program on lung function, dyspnea, exercise tolerance, and quality of life in 23 Koreans with moderate to severe chronic lung disease. The outcome measures were forced expiratory volume in 1s (FEV1, % predicted), Borg score, 6 min walking distance (6MWD), and chronic respiratory disease questionnaire (CRDQ). Experimental group (n=15) performed the 8-week home-based pulmonary rehabilitation program, composed of inspiratory muscle training, upper and lower extremity exercise, relaxation, and telephone visit. Patients in control group (n=8) were only given educational advice. The experimental group showed a lower level of exertional dyspnea, more exercise tolerance, and greater improvement in health-related quality of life than the control group (p<0.05). Lung function was not statistically different. This study yielded evidence for the beneficial effects of home-based pulmonary rehabilitation program.
Eui-Geum Oh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of nursing studies     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0020-7489     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Nurs Stud     Publication Date:  2003 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-21     Completed Date:  2003-12-19     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400675     Medline TA:  Int J Nurs Stud     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  873-9     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Department of Adult Health Nursing, College of Nursing, Yonsei University and Research Institute of Home Health Care and Hospice, 134 Shinchon-Dong, Seodaemun-Gu, Seoul, South Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Breathing Exercises*
Community Health Nursing / standards
Dyspnea / etiology
Exercise Test
Exercise Therapy / standards*
Exercise Tolerance
Forced Expiratory Volume
Home Care Services / standards*
Middle Aged
Nursing Evaluation Research
Patient Education as Topic / standards*
Program Evaluation
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / complications,  physiopathology,  psychology,  rehabilitation*
Quality of Life
Relaxation Therapy / standards*
Treatment Outcome

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