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Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation program: Effect on exercise tolerance and quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients

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This is a randomized clinical trial of home-based pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in a sample of 39 individuals with COPD. Subjects in the intervention group were assigned to home-based PR for two months in addition to standard of care. Researchers identified significant improvements in six-minute walk distance, health-related quality of life and COPD health outcomes measures for those in the treatment group.

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Citation: Ghanem M, ELaal EA, Mehany M, Tolba K. Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation program: Effect on exercise tolerance and quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. Annals of Thoracic Medicine. 2010; 5(1):18-25. doi:10.4103/1817-1737.58955.
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