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Dyspnoea in Advanced DiseaseA guide to clinical management$
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Sara Booth and Deborah Dudgeon

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198530039

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530039.001.0001

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Pulmonary rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation

Chapter:
(p.137) 9 Pulmonary rehabilitation
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Dyspnoea in Advanced Disease
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Nha Voduc

Katherine Webb

Denis E. OʼDonnell

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530039.003.0009

This chapter discusses pulmonary rehabilitation, a multidisciplinary program for caring for patients with chronic respiratory impairment. This program is individually tailored and specifically designed to address the needs of each patient and to assure delivery of optimized physical and social performance, and autonomy to each patient. Although initially met with doubt, pulmonary rehabilitation has established its significance and importance in the care of patients with chronic respiratory disease. In the chapter, the components and paradigm of pulmonary rehabilitation program, the benefits of rehabilitation, and the effects of rehabilitation on dyspnoea are considered and examined.

Keywords:   pulmonary rehabilitation, chronic respiratory impairment, pulmonary rehabilitation program, components, benefits of rehabilitation, effects of rehabilitation

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