Effect of a home exercise video programme in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Moore, J., Fiddler, H., Seymour, J., Grant, A., Jolley, C., Johnson, L. and Moxham, J. (2008) Effect of a home exercise video programme in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 41 (3). pp. 195-200. ISSN 1650-1977

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Abstract

Objective: This pilot study investigated whether a home exercise video programme could improve exercise tolerance and breathlessness in patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Methods: Twenty subjects completed the study after being randomized to intervention or control. The intervention group (n = 10), watched a 19-min video on the benefits of exercise for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and were given a 30-min exercise video, an illustrated exercise diary and an educational booklet about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, for use at home. They were advised to follow the exercise video programme 4 times a week for 6 weeks. The control group (n = 10) received the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease educational booklet only. Exercise tolerance was measured using the Incremental Shuttle Walk Test and breathlessness by the self-reported Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire. Results: The median change in the Incremental Shuttle Walk Test and breathlessness score significantly improved in the intervention group compared with the control (+45 m vs –15 m, p = 0.013 and +0.5 vs –0.1 Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire units, p = 0.042). The other findings for the self-reported Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire showed significant improvements in the intervention group for emotion (p <0.001) and fatigue (p = 0.012), but not mastery (p = 0.253). Conclusion: This pilot study suggests that participation in a home exercise video programme may benefit people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Item Type:Journal article
Additional Information:© 2009 The Authors
Uncontrolled Keywords:exercise; breathlessness; pulmonary disease; chronic obstructive; rehabilitation; video
Subjects:B000 Health Professions > B600 Health Research
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.2340/16501977-0308
Faculties:Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Health Professions
ID Code:6948
Deposited By:editor health
Deposited On:18 Feb 2010
Last Modified:08 Oct 2013 15:46

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