Pulmonale rehabilitation bei COPD in der Schweiz - Eine standortbestimmung

Translated title of the contribution: Respiratory rehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Switzerland

M. Puhan, M. Koller, [No Value] OBrändli, J. Steurer

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Abstract

The aim of this survey was to characterize respiratory rehabilitation programmes for patients with COPD in Switzerland. Rate of return of questionnaires was 94%. In 2001, 2238 patients with COPD followed an inpatient (1790) or outpatient (448) respiratory rehabilitation programme. This corresponds to 1% of all patients with COPD in Switzerland. Physical exercise is estimated to be significantly more important compared to breathing exercises, patient education and psychosocial support although this prioritisation is not as pronounced as in the current literature. Disease-specific instruments to measure health related quality of life that represents the most important outcome measure for patients with COPD should be implemented in practice. Thereby both the components of rehabilitation programmes and predictive factors for a successful rehabilitation could be evaluated.

Translated title of the contributionRespiratory rehabilitation for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Switzerland
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)111-116
Number of pages6
JournalPraxis
Volume92
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 22 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Lung diseases
  • Obstructive
  • Outcome assessment
  • Physical exercise
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Switzerland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Puhan, M., Koller, M., OBrändli, N. V., & Steurer, J. (2003). Pulmonale rehabilitation bei COPD in der Schweiz - Eine standortbestimmung. Praxis, 92(4), 111-116. https://doi.org/10.1024/0369-8394.92.4.111