Hong Kong Med J 2007;13(Suppl 5):S42-5
Semi-supervised, domiciliary pulmonary rehabilitation programme: a controlled clinical trial
CM Lum, J Woo, F Yeung, DSC Hui, E Hui
Medical and Geriatrics Unit, Shatin Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
1. Pulmonary rehabilitation is proven to improve the functional level and quality of life (QoL) of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
2. A semi-supervisory, symptomlimited free arm raising and stairs climbing exercise is safe and effective in improving functional outcome and QoL among the elderly nursing home residents.
3. Means have to be explored on how to sustain the treatment effect.