2009
DOI: 10.1590/s1806-37132009000200005
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Abstract: Objective: To assess the 24-month effects of a pulmonary rehabilitation program (PRP) on anxiety, depression, quality of life and physical performance of COPD patients. Methods: Thirty patients with COPD (mean age, 60.8 ± 10 years; 70% males) participated in a 12-week PRP, which included 24 physical exercise sessions, 24 respiratory rehabilitation sessions, 12 psychotherapy sessions and 3 educational sessions. All patients were evaluated at baseline (pre-PRP), at the end of the treatment (post-PRP) and two yea… Show more

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“…This strategy, which provides access to rehabilitation opportunities for all, was based on a study in which the authors concluded that the benefits of a rehabilitation program on the indices of anxiety, depression, quality of life, and exercise capacity persisted over 24 months in patients with COPD. ( 30 ) …”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…This strategy, which provides access to rehabilitation opportunities for all, was based on a study in which the authors concluded that the benefits of a rehabilitation program on the indices of anxiety, depression, quality of life, and exercise capacity persisted over 24 months in patients with COPD. ( 30 ) …”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…A few other studies have found reduction in anxiety and depression after pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD. [2628]…”
Section: Evidence For Effectiveness Of Pulmonary Rehabilitationmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Godoy et al4 reported that the benefits provided by a pulmonary rehabilitation program, in terms of the indices of QOL as well as improved 6-minute walk test performance, persisted throughout the 24-month study period, in patients with COPD. Pulmonary rehabilitation does not always need to be conventional.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%