Рhysiotherapy in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Dimitrova, Antoaneta and Izov, Nikolai and Maznev, Ivan and Vasileva, Dance and Nikolova, Milena (2017) Рhysiotherapy in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences, 5 (6). pp. 720-723. ISSN e: 1857-9655

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Physiotherapy is an essential for treatment of patients with chronic respiratory non-inflammatory diseases especially for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Aim: To assess the effect of six months physiotherapy (PT) program on functional status in patients with COPD. Маterial and methods: The patients were divided in two groups according the severity of the disease. Group A included 33 patients (mean age 68.6±7.3; GOLD II – III stages). Group B included 32 patients (mean age 71.7±6.9; GOLD I –II). They were referred for supervised PT program performed three times weekly for a half an year. All the patients were on standard medical care. At entry and after PT, six minutes walking test (6 MWT), Borg scale and modified Medical Research Council (mMRC) scale were assessed. Results: Significant changes in 6 MWT (р<0.001) and mMRC scale (р<0.001) were found after applied physical therapy program in patients of group A. Exertional dyspnoea decreased significantly in patients of group A (р<0.001). Positive changes were found in physical tolerance in the patients of group B (р<0.001). Conclusions: The present study revealed the positive effect of six months physiotherapy in physical tolerance and dyspnoea in patients with COPD at different stages of the disease. Key words: physiotherapy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: physiotherapy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Dance Vasileva
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2017 09:41
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2017 09:41
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/18339

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