Randomized controlled trial of pulmonary rehabilitation in severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients, stratified with the MRC dyspnoea scale.

@article{Wedzicha1998RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized controlled trial of pulmonary rehabilitation in severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients, stratified with the MRC dyspnoea scale.},
  author={Jadwiga A Wedzicha and Janine C Bestall and Rachel Garrod and Robert W. Garnham and Elizabeth A. Paul and Paul W. Jones},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={363-9}
}
This study tested the hypothesis that severity of respiratory disability may affect the outcome of pulmonary rehabilitation. In this randomized, controlled study, 126 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were stratified for dyspnoea using the Medical Research Council (MRC) dyspnoea score into MRC3/4 (Moderate) (n=66) and MRC 5 (Severe) dyspnoeic (n=60) groups. The patients were randomly assigned to an eight week programme of either exercise plus education (Exercise group… CONTINUE READING