Efficacy of a physical exercise training programme COPD in primary care: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial

@inproceedings{Fastenau2014EfficacyOA,
  title={Efficacy of a physical exercise training programme COPD in primary care: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial},
  author={Annemieke Fastenau and Jean W M Muris and Rob A de Bie and Erik J. M. Hendriks and Guus M. Asijee and Emmylou Beekman and Rik Gosselink and Onno C P van Schayck},
  booktitle={BMC Public Health},
  year={2014}
}
BackgroundChronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is recognized as a systemic illness with significant extra-pulmonary features, such as exercise intolerance and muscle weakness. Pulmonary rehabilitation has been shown to be very effective in counteracting these consequences in patients with more advanced COPD. However, limited data is available on the efficacy of a physical exercise training programme in patients with mild to moderate COPD in primary care. Furthermore, it is unknown if… CONTINUE READING
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