Changes in health related quality of life and exercise tolerance of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients following an 8 weeks pulmonary rehabilitaion program

The Malaysian experience

Ayiesah Ramli, Roslina Abd. Manap

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Objective: This study evaluates the effects of an 8-week comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program (PRP) on health related quality of life (HRQol) and exercise tolerance of COPD patients at Physiotherapy Department, University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC). Materials and Methods: It is a quasi experimental study involving a control group (CG) with no intervention done and an intervention group (IG) with pulmonary rehabilitation program (PRP). There were 66 subjects in IG with a mean age of 61 + 10.88 years and 57 patients in the CG with mean age 60.8 + 11.771. Results: In the IG, there were improvement in the mean score for subscales of SGRQ and the 6 Minute Walk Distance (6 MWD) was 306 ··118 m with improvement of 68 ··17 m. A mixed between-within ANOVA demonstrated interaction effect was significant for symptom (p = 0.001), impact (p = 0.001), activity (p = 0.001) and total score (p = 0.002). Similarly, between subject effect demonstrated significant for symptom (p < 0.01), activity, (p < 0.001), and total score (p < 0.01). In 6MWD, both main and interaction effect reach statistical significant with p < 0.001, whilst main effect between group was significant at p < 0.01. Conclusion: The comprehensive PRP was effective in improving HRQoL and exercise tolerance of COPD patients undergoing intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-324
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume18
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

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Exercise Tolerance
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Rehabilitation
Quality of Life
Lung
Control Groups
Malaysia
Analysis of Variance

Keywords

  • Exercise tolerance
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Quality of life

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  • Medicine(all)

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