Efficacy of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized controlled trial

@inproceedings{Romn2013EfficacyOP,
  title={Efficacy of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized controlled trial},
  author={Miguel Rom{\'a}n and Concepci{\'o}n Larraz and Amalia G{\'o}mez and J Soliveres Ripoll and Isabel Mir and Eduardo Z Miranda and Ana Macho and Vicenç Thom{\'a}s and Magdalena Esteva},
  booktitle={BMC family practice},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Pulmonary Rehabilitation for moderate Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in primary care could improve patients' quality of life. METHODS This study aimed to assess the efficacy of a 3-month Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) program with a further 9 months of maintenance (RHBM group) compared with both PR for 3 months without further maintenance (RHB group) and usual care in improving the quality of life of patients with moderate COPD.We conducted a parallel-group, randomized… CONTINUE READING
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