Objective: Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) admitted to the pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) program may lose their post-PR gains over time. In this study, we aimed to investigate whether the gains after PR continued in the first month following PR. Methods: Patients with COPD who completed the PR program were evaluated retrospectively. The incremental shuttle walking test (ISWT) was used to measure the exercise capacity. In PR, patients were trained in strengthening exercises, cycling, walking band, and respiratory exercises in the presence of physiotherapist 2 days a week for a total of 8 weeks. After PR, patients were asked to record their exercise status each day into an exercise log. Results: A total of 35 patients with COPD (mean age 64±8 years) participated in the study. There was a significant increase in the exercise capacity at the ISWT before and after PR (0.001) and the first month after the PR (p=0.001). In the St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire, a significant improvement was observed before and after PR and at the first-month follow-up (p
Amaç: Pulmoner rehabilitasyon (PR) programına kabul edilen kronik obstrüktik akciğer hastaları (KOAH) PR sonrası kazanımlarını zamanla kaybedebilirler. Bu çalışmada, PR sonrası kazanımların PR sonrası ilk ayda devam edip etmediğini araştırmayı amaçladık. Gereç ve Yöntem: PR programını tamamlayan ve birinci ay takip kontrollerine katılan KOAH hastaları retrospektif olarak değerlendirildi. Egzersiz kapasitesini ölçmek için artan hızda mekik yürüme testi (AHMYT) kullanıldı. Sekiz haftalık PR programında haftada 2 gün fizyoterapist eşliğinde güçlendirme egzersizleri, bisiklet, yürüme bandı ve solunum egzersiz eğitimi verildi. PR sonrası hastaların egzersiz durumlarını bir egzersiz günlüğüne kaydetmeleri istendi. Bulgular: Toplam 35 KOAH hastası (ortalama yaş 644) çalışmaya alındı. PR sonrası (p=0.001) ve PR’dan 1 ay sonraki AHMYT’de egzersiz kapasitesinde anlamlı artış saptandı (p=0.001). PR sonrası ve 1. ay kontrolünde St. George solunum anketinde de anlamlı düzelme izlendi (p
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