Evidence-based outcomes from pulmonary rehabilitation in the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patient

Milo A. Puhan, Suzanne C. Lareau

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The aim of this article is to appraise the quality of evidence reported for important outcomes in pulmonary rehabilitation using the approach of the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation Working Group. This appraisal was carried out by identifying Cochrane systematic reviews and systematic reviews that have been subsequently reported since the last Cochrane report. The focus of this appraisal was to determine the effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation programs versus control therapy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. This analysis did not evaluate other aspects of the pulmonary rehabilitation intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-301
Number of pages7
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes



  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Quality of evidence
  • Quality of life
  • Self-management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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