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Magnitude of exercise capacity and quality of life improvement following repeat pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, April 2017
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Title
Magnitude of exercise capacity and quality of life improvement following repeat pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD
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International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, April 2017
DOI 10.2147/copd.s131778
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Authors

Jacqueline Sandoz, Mary Roberts, Jin-Gun Cho, John Wheatley

Abstract

Maintenance and repeated pulmonary rehabilitation programs (PRPs) for patients with COPD have attempted to prolong PRP benefits beyond 12-24 months. However, there is limited evidence as to the magnitude of benefit or the ideal interval between repeating the program under "real-world" conditions in which patients are referred based on clinical necessity. Therefore, we reviewed the effects of repeating PRP in a physician-referred cohort of patients with COPD. A total of 141 individuals with COPD completed PRP twice and 35 completed PRP three times over a 12-year period. We used linear mixed-effects models to quantify the magnitude and change in 6-minute walk distance (6MWD), St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ), and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) for each PRP. One-way analysis of variance with Tukey's post hoc analysis compared the effects of different time intervals on 6MWD, SGRQ, and HADS between PRPs. Despite 39 mL/year average decrease in forced expiratory volume in 1 second, overall 6MWD improved following each PRP (PRP1=58 m, P<0.0001; PRP2=42 m, P<0.0001; PRP3=32 m, P<0.003). Mean SGRQ decreased after PRP1 (-7.0 units; P<0.001) and PRP2 (-4.9 units; P<0.0001) but not after PRP3 (-3.2 units; P=0.10). HADS decreased after PRP1 (-1.9 units; P<0.0001) and PRP2 (-1.7 units; P=0.0001) but not after PRP3 (-0.4 units; P=0.63). In physician-referred patients who underwent repeat PRP as clinically required, there were clear benefits in functional exercise capacity following each repeat PRP, which was not affected by the time interval between PRPs. Health-related quality of life and mood improved after the first two PRPs, but not after a third.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 49 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 27%
Student > Bachelor 7 14%
Other 4 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 8%
Researcher 3 6%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 13 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 10%
Psychology 4 8%
Sports and Recreations 3 6%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 14 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 September 2017.
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#7,786,157
of 14,995,047 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#766
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#108,007
of 266,067 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#23
of 61 outputs
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