Rachel Garrod

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BACKGROUND Pulmonary rehabilitation is recognized as a core component of the management of individuals with chronic respiratory disease. Since the 2006 American Thoracic Society (ATS)/European Respiratory Society (ERS) Statement on Pulmonary Rehabilitation, there has been considerable growth in our knowledge of its efficacy and scope. PURPOSE The purpose(More)
BACKGROUND Methods of classifying chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) depend largely upon spirometric measurements but disability is only weakly related to measurements of lung function. With the increased use of pulmonary rehabilitation, a need has been identified for a simple and standardised method of categorising disability in COPD. This study(More)
Received 19 November 2008 Accepted 15 February 2009 GUIDELINE DEVELOPMENT GROUP Steering group Julia Bott (Chair), support to Section 6, Consultant Physiotherapist, Surrey PCT NW Locality Sheric Ellum, support to Section 5, Consultant Physiotherapist, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust, London Dr Rachel Garrod, support to Section 1, Reader, School of(More)
Deterioration in exercise tolerance and impairment in quality of life (QoL) are common consequences of lobectomy. This study evaluates additional exercise and strength training after lung resection on QoL, exercise tolerance and muscle strength. Fifty-three (28 male) patients attending thoracotomy for lung cancer, mean age, range 64 (32-82) years; mean pack(More)
Activities of daily living (ADL) may be severely restricted in patients with COPD and assessment requires evaluation of the impact of disability and handicap on daily life. This study is concerned with the development and validation of a standardized 15-item questionnaire to assess routine ADL. Sixty (33 male, 27 female) patients with severe COPD, mean (SD)(More)
The addition of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) to an exercise training (ET) program in severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may produce greater benefits in exercise tolerance and quality of life than after training alone. Forty-five patients with severe stable COPD-mean (SD) FEV(1) 0.96 (0.31) L, Pa(O(2)) 65.4 (9.07) mm Hg,(More)
BACKGROUND The COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) assessment test (CAT) is a recently introduced, simple to use patient-completed quality of life instrument that contains eight questions covering the impact of symptoms in COPD. It is not known how the CAT score performs in the context of clinical pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) programmes or what(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of a combined hospital plus home exercise programme following curative surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). DESIGN Randomised controlled trial. SETTING Teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS One hundred and thirty-one subjects with NSCLC admitted for curative surgery. INTERVENTIONS Participants were randomised to(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence for improved exercise tolerance or relief of breathlessness by short term use of oxygen before or after exercise in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is scant, and guidelines for this treatment are lacking despite widespread provision in the UK. METHODS The effect of oxygenation either before or after exercise(More)
The purpose of the present study was to identify prognostic features of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with success or failure in pulmonary rehabilitation. Patients were stratified according to the Medical Research Council (MRC) dyspnoea score. A total of 74 stable COPD patients (mean+/-sd age 68+/-10 yrs), 21 MRC dyspnoea score(More)