What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a program of education and exercise classes that teaches you about your lungs, how to exercise and do activities with less shortness of breath, and how to "live" better with your lung condition.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 1427 59
Interstitial lung disease 95 12
Breathing difficulty 2 1
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 2 1
General health 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 2
Moderate 5
Mild 13
None 51

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Side effect Patients Percentage
Fatigue 3
Shortness of breath with exertion 3
Tiredness 3
Muscle pain 2
Ankle pain (front) 1
Breathing difficulty 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Dosage Patients Percentage
120 min weekly 4
weekly 3
180 min weekly 1
60 min daily 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 37
Other 17
Expense 5
Change in health plan coverage 3
Doctor's advice 3
Side effects too severe 3
Did not seem to work 1
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently going to Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 5

Stopped going to Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 13
1 - 6 months 34
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 35
Usually 28
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 20
A little hard to take 27
Not at all hard to take 21
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 4
$100-199 3
$50-99 11
$25-49 8
< $25 13
Not specified 32
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2 patient evaluations for Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Mar 28, 2017 (Started Oct 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 90 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I could have done more
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 14, 2017 (Started Oct 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 90 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 7, 2016 (Started Oct 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 90 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 13, 2011 (Started Aug 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 min Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks
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