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Impact of pulmonary rehabilitation program with cycle ergometry in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (p.172-7)

Impact of pulmonary rehabilitation program with cycle ergometry in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (p.172-7)

Ozlem Altindag1, Meral Uyar2, Mazlum Serdar Akaltun1, Savas Gursoy1, Ali Gur1
1Department of Physical Medicine an Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey
2Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Sanko University, Gaziantep, Turkey
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Abstract

Aim: To evaluate impact of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) on quality of life (QoL) and respiratory variables in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Materials and methods: PR program for 3 times per week for 8 weeks were performed in patients with COPD. Breathing, upper extremity strengthening and cycle ergometry exercises were performed. PFTs, MMRC dyspnoea scale, BODE Index and 6-minute walking test (6-MWT) were evaluated baseline and after treatment in all patients with COPD. Beck Depression Inventory and State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI I and II) were used for evaluating depression and anxiety and QoL was evaluated with SF-36 scale.
Patients having any other cardiac or pulmonary co-morbiditites, inability for attending rehabilitation program (due to physical, physicologic or neurologic problems) were excluded.
Results: A total of 50 patients were included (45 male and 5 female patients). Mean age was 59.4±8.8 (56-62). Improvement was detected in exercise capacity, dyspnea severity, QoL, anxiety, and depression levels. Improvement in PFT results were obtained after exercise program.
Conclusion: PR program with cycle ergometry is effective in patients with COPD.

Keywords: Rehabilitation; exercise; chronic lung disease; anxiety

 

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