Effectiveness of out-patient pulmonary rehabilitation in Galway

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/189770
Title:
Effectiveness of out-patient pulmonary rehabilitation in Galway
Authors:
McDonnell, MJ; Sulaiman, I; Duignan, N; McDonagh, C; Frawley, T; O'Reagan, A; Gilmartin, JJ; Finan, K; Rutherford, R
Citation:
November 2011, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Vol 180, Supplement 12, S455,
Journal:
Irish Journal of Medical Science
Issue Date:
16-Nov-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/189770
DOI:
DOI 10.1007/s11845-011-0759-4
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is an important therapeutic intervention in the management of symptomatic patients with chronic respiratory disease. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of an out-patient PR programme instituted in Galway University Hospitals in May 2008. A retrospective review was conducted of all patients attending the PR program to date. Our primary outcome measures were the 6-minute walk distance (6MWD) and St George’s Respiratory Disease Questionnaire (SGRQ) quality of life scores. Our secondary objective was to determine differences in outcomes based on length of PR with 6-week verses 8-week programmes. 89/118(75.4%) patients completed the PR programme (59 male, mean age 67.9(9.5) years, mean FEV1 1.34 (49.7% predicted), mean BODE score 7.9). 73/89(82.0%) patients had COPD. Significant improvements in 6MWD (mean change 74.9m, 95%CI 55.8- 94.0m) and SGRQ total score (mean change 7.1 units, 95%CI 3.5-10.7 units) were observed following PR. There was no significant difference in outcomes in the 6-week (n=29) verses the 8-week (n=60) groups in either 6MWD (p=0.37) or SGRQ (p=0.23). This study supports the use of PR in enhancing functional capacity and quality of life in the management of patients with chronic respiratory disease. A 6-week program appeared to be as efficacious as the 8-week program.
Keywords:
CHRONIC DISEASE; RESPIRATORY DISORDER; REHABILITATION
Local subject classification:
PULMONARY DISEASE

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dc.contributor.authorMcDonnell, MJen
dc.contributor.authorSulaiman, Ien
dc.contributor.authorDuignan, Nen
dc.contributor.authorMcDonagh, Cen
dc.contributor.authorFrawley, Ten
dc.contributor.authorO'Reagan, Aen
dc.contributor.authorGilmartin, JJen
dc.contributor.authorFinan, Ken
dc.contributor.authorRutherford, Ren
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-16T15:07:51Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-16T15:07:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-11-16T15:07:51Z-
dc.identifier.citationNovember 2011, Irish Journal of Medical Science, Vol 180, Supplement 12, S455,en
dc.identifier.doiDOI 10.1007/s11845-011-0759-4-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/189770-
dc.descriptionPulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is an important therapeutic intervention in the management of symptomatic patients with chronic respiratory disease. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of an out-patient PR programme instituted in Galway University Hospitals in May 2008. A retrospective review was conducted of all patients attending the PR program to date. Our primary outcome measures were the 6-minute walk distance (6MWD) and St George’s Respiratory Disease Questionnaire (SGRQ) quality of life scores. Our secondary objective was to determine differences in outcomes based on length of PR with 6-week verses 8-week programmes. 89/118(75.4%) patients completed the PR programme (59 male, mean age 67.9(9.5) years, mean FEV1 1.34 (49.7% predicted), mean BODE score 7.9). 73/89(82.0%) patients had COPD. Significant improvements in 6MWD (mean change 74.9m, 95%CI 55.8- 94.0m) and SGRQ total score (mean change 7.1 units, 95%CI 3.5-10.7 units) were observed following PR. There was no significant difference in outcomes in the 6-week (n=29) verses the 8-week (n=60) groups in either 6MWD (p=0.37) or SGRQ (p=0.23). This study supports the use of PR in enhancing functional capacity and quality of life in the management of patients with chronic respiratory disease. A 6-week program appeared to be as efficacious as the 8-week program.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectCHRONIC DISEASEen
dc.subjectRESPIRATORY DISORDERen
dc.subjectREHABILITATIONen
dc.subject.otherPULMONARY DISEASEen
dc.titleEffectiveness of out-patient pulmonary rehabilitation in Galwayen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Journal of Medical Scienceen
dc.description.provinceConnacht-
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