Journal article

Self-efficacy Predicts Success in an Exercise Training-Only Model of Pulmonary Rehabilitation for People With COPD

Felicity C Blackstock, Kate E Webster, Christine F McDonald, Catherine J Hill

JOURNAL OF CARDIOPULMONARY REHABILITATION AND PREVENTION | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2018

Abstract

PURPOSE: To determine whether people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have characteristics that predict a clinically meaningful response to pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) that includes an education component compared with exercise training alone. METHODS: Participants were classified as responders or nonresponders to 2 models of PR; exercise training and education (ET + ED, n = 113) or exercise training alone (ET, n = 85). Responders were defined as those who achieved a clinically meaningful change in 6-min walk distance (6MWD) or any of the 4 domains of the Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire (CRQ). Baseline characteristics were compared between responders and nonresponders. T..

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