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Volume 14, Issue 4 (vol 1 2009)                   Intern Med Today 2009, 14(4): 19-25 | Back to browse issues page

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Mirbagher A N, Memarian R. The effects of rehabilitation techniques on the pulmonary function tests in moderate severity COPD patients . Intern Med Today 2009; 14 (4) :19-25
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Background and Aim: COPD is a prevalent problem with well-known complications. Rehabilitation techniques have been reported to be effective in pulmonary function tests of these patients. The present study was conducted to determine the effects of rehabilitation techniques on the pulmonary function tests in moderate severity COPD patients in education hospitals in Esfahan city in 2006-2007. Materials and Methods: This research is a quasi-experimental design. 80 participated Patients in the study with Moderate severity COPD, 50 patients in Case group and 30 patients in control group, were selected randomly. Data collection was done by demographic data and clinical status survey forms. Initially, pulmonary function tests were evaluated on two groups and then pulmonary rehabilitation in case group was carried out during two months in 20 minutes per time. After intervention, pulmonary function tests were evaluated again in each group. Data analysis was done by SPSS software. Results: Pulmonary function tests increased in case group. FEVI/FVC varied from 61.4 to 67.02 in case group. Conclusion: Pulmonary rehabilitation education can improve pulmonary function tests. Therefore, pulmonary rehabilitation education should be a part of physiotherapy programs in COPD patients until improvement in their clinical status.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Internal Medicine
Received: 2009/05/10 | Published: 2009/01/15

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