Managing COPD using pulmonary rehabilitation: a literature review

Mukundu, Lowina and Matiti, Milika Ruth (2015) Managing COPD using pulmonary rehabilitation: a literature review. Nursing Standard, 26 (52). p. 64. ISSN 0029-6570

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This article presents a literature review of the benefits of pulmonary
rehabilitation in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease (COPD). Pulmonary rehabilitation has been shown to
decrease patient mortality and hospital admissions. The literature
search resulted in 13 articles being selected for review. Three themes
were identified: improvement in exercise tolerance, improvement
in breathlessness and improvement in health-related quality of life.
This review enhances our knowledge of the mechanisms through
which pulmonary rehabilitation benefits patients and provides an
evidence base to guide nursing decisions regarding patient education,
health promotion and psychological support.

Keywords:article, human, nurse patient relationship, nursing education, personhood, United Kingdom, Education, Nursing, Great Britain, Humans, Nurse-Patient Relations, NotOAChecked
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B700 Nursing
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
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Deposited On:09 Dec 2015 10:15

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