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An official European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society technical standard: field walking tests in chronic respiratory disease
Field walking tests are commonly employed to evaluate exercise capacity, assess prognosis and evaluate treatment response in chronic respiratory diseases. In recent years, there has been a wealth ofExpand
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What prevents people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from attending pulmonary rehabilitation? A systematic review
Pulmonary rehabilitation is an essential component of care for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and is supported by strong scientific evidence. Despite this, many people withExpand
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An official systematic review of the European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society: measurement properties of field walking tests in chronic respiratory disease
This systematic review examined the measurement properties of the 6-min walk test (6MWT), incremental shuttle walk test (ISWT) and endurance shuttle walk test (ESWT) in adults with chronicExpand
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Updating the minimal important difference for six-minute walk distance in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
OBJECTIVE To establish the minimal important difference (MID) for the six-minute walk distance (6MWD) in persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DESIGN Analysis of data from anExpand
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Home-based rehabilitation for COPD using minimal resources: a randomised, controlled equivalence trial
Background Pulmonary rehabilitation is a cornerstone of care for COPD but uptake of traditional centre-based programmes is poor. We assessed whether home-based pulmonary rehabilitation, deliveredExpand
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Lack of perceived benefit and inadequate transport influence uptake and completion of pulmonary rehabilitation in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a qualitative study.
QUESTION What prevents people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from attending and completing pulmonary rehabilitation programs? DESIGN Qualitative design using semi-structuredExpand
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The evidence of benefits of exercise training in interstitial lung disease: a randomised controlled trial
Background Uncertainty exists regarding the clinical relevance of exercise training across the range of interstitial lung diseases (ILDs). Objective To establish the impact of exercise training inExpand
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Risk Factors for Sternal Complications After Cardiac Operations: A Systematic Review.
Early detection of patients at risk of sternal complications is essential to facilitate prevention and optimize timely intervention. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to identifyExpand
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Chronic Pain in People With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Prevalence, Clinical and Psychological Implications.
Background: Although pain is a common symptom in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pain characteristics such as frequency, duration and type are unclear. The primary study aim was toExpand
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Australian and New Zealand Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guidelines
The aim of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guidelines (Guidelines) is to provide evidence‐based recommendations for the practice of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) specific to Australian and New ZealandExpand
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