Scientific Sessions

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is a comprehensive program that aims to enhance the physical and psychological well-being of individuals with chronic respiratory disease. It involves a thorough assessment of the patient's condition, followed by personalized therapies such as exercise training, education, and behavior modification. The ultimate goal of PR is to improve respiratory function, quality of life (QOL), and daily activities for those who have recently experienced a worsening of symptoms. Studies have shown that PR can significantly increase health-related QOL and exercise capacity in individuals with Chronic Respiratory Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) compared to standard therapy. Additionally, PR can be beneficial for individuals with less severe respiratory conditions, helping them improve their exercise tolerance and reduce breathlessness. Furthermore, individuals undergoing lung resection for cancer, lung volume reduction surgery for COPD, or lung transplantation for severe lung disease may also benefit from PR both before and after surgery.

  • Pulmonary Disability
  • COPD and Rehabilitation
  • Lung Health