- COPD patients, before and after 20 week rehabilitation programme, Netherlands, 2001-2002
- N = 65
- Non Response:
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
- 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