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 128 55
Interstitial lung disease 18 9
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 2 1
Breathing difficulty 1 0
Bronchiectasis 1 0

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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
Severe 2
Moderate 2
Mild 14
None 45

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Dosage Patients
120 min weekly 9
180 min weekly 5
weekly 3
150 min weekly 2
270 min weekly 2
360 min weekly 2
30 min weekly 1
60 min weekly 1
90 min weekly 1
240 min weekly 1

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Why patients stopped taking Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 35
Other 16
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
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 15
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2

Stopped going to Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 13
1 - 6 months 33
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 30
Usually 25
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 18
A little hard to take 25
Not at all hard to take 17
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 3
$50-99 12
$25-49 6
< $25 12
Not specified 26
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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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