Exercise training decreases dyspnea and the distress and anxiety associated with it. Monitoring alone may be as effective as coaching.

@article{CarrieriKohlman1996ExerciseTD,
  title={Exercise training decreases dyspnea and the distress and anxiety associated with it. Monitoring alone may be as effective as coaching.},
  author={Virginia Carrieri-Kohlman and Jenny M Gormley and Marilyn K Douglas and Steven M Paul and Michael S. Stulbarg},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1996},
  volume={110 6},
  pages={1526-35}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether exercise training with coaching is more effective than exercise training alone in reducing dyspnea and the anxiety and distress associated with it and improving exercise performance, self-efficacy for walking, and dyspnea with activities of daily living. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial of 51 dyspnea-limited patients with COPD assigned to monitored (n = 27) or coached (n = 24) exercise groups. SETTING Outpatient area of university teaching hospital… CONTINUE READING

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