- COPD patients, before and after 20 week rehabilitation programme, Netherlands, 2001-2002
- N = 65
- Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
Patients filled questionnaires at the beginning (T1) and at the end (T2) of the program. The length of the programme varied, with the average duration being 20 weeks ( SD=11.2)
- Authors's Label
- Pulmonary rehabilitation program
- Our Classification
- Experimental group N = 65, Control group: N =47
- 1 Experimental group: High intensity duration program
0 Controls: Standard care in general hospital
The experimental pulmonary rehabilitation program involved:
a: pharmaco¬logical treatment (optimalisation of medication by a pulmonologist, mostly consisting of bronchodilator ther¬apy)
b: strength and endurance training, breathing retraining
c: dietary interventions.
d: psycho-social interventions aimed at psycho-education and self-management of the patients.
The programme differed from common programmes in a longer duration and a higher intensity.
Observed Relation with Happiness
T1 M=5,3 SD=1,4 M=6,1 SD=1,5
T2 M=5,9 SD=1,7