Benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

@article{Swigris2011BenefitsOP,
  title={Benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.},
  author={Jeffrey J. Swigris and Diane L. Fairclough and Marianne Morrison and Barry J. Make and Elizabeth Kozora and Kevin K. Brown and Frederick S. Wamboldt},
  journal={Respiratory care},
  year={2011},
  volume={56 6},
  pages={783-9}
}
BACKGROUND Information on the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is growing, but PR's effects on certain important outcomes is lacking. METHODS We conducted a pilot study of PR in IPF and analyzed changes in functional capacity, fatigue, anxiety, depression, sleep, and health status from baseline to after completion of a standard, 6-week PR program. RESULTS Six-min walk distance improved a mean ± standard error 202 ± 135 feet (P… CONTINUE READING
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