Karin H Groenewegen-Sipkema

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AIMS To evaluate outcomes of the Clinical Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Questionnaire (CCQ) in patients with advanced COPD admitted for a post-acute pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) programme and to relate (change in) health status to lung function, degree of dyspnoea and (change in) functional capacity. METHODS This is a prospective(More)
OBJECTIVES To systematically investigate the prevalence of pain, factors related with pain and pain management interventions in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES AND STUDY ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA PubMed (MEDLINE), EMBASE, CINAHL and PsychINFO from 1966 to December 2013.(More)
Considering the worldwide ageing of populations, there is a growing need for rehabilitation programmes specifically designed for geriatric patients. The authors developed and implemented a post-acute geriatric rehabilitation programme in a skilled nursing facility for patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)-the GR-COPD programme.(More)
In view of the worldwide aging population, disease-specific geriatric rehabilitation (GR) programs are needed. Therefore, we developed and implemented a postacute GR program for patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (the GR-COPD program). The aim of this study is to investigate the feasibility of the GR-COPD program and to(More)
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