Success in pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Scott2010SuccessIP,
  title={Success in pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Adrienne S Scott and Marcel A Baltzan and Joel Fox and Norman Wolkove},
  journal={Canadian respiratory journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={219-23}
}
BACKGROUND Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is beneficial for some, but not all, patients with chronic lung disease. OBJECTIVES To determine the success rate of a comprehensive PR program for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to characterize the differences between responders and nonresponders. METHODS A chart review was performed on patients with a clinical diagnosis of COPD who were referred for PR. Success was defined according to clinically important changes in… CONTINUE READING

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