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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 388-395

Multidisciplinary approach to pulmonary rehabilitation – An overview


1 Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Kasturba Medical College Manipal, Manipal University, Manipal, India
2 Associate Professor and Head, Department of Respiratory Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, India
3 Assistant Professor and Head, Clinical Psychology, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, India

Correspondence Address:
Mohan K Manu
Associate Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Kasturba Medical College Manipal, Manipal University, Manipal
India
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Chronic respiratory diseases cause significant morbidity and lead to poor quality of life. Along with regular medications, pulmonary rehabilitation is an integral part in the management of such conditions to alleviate the suffering. This paper is an attempt to give an overview of the programme and its benefits. There is description about various components, staffing, setting, details about preprogramme evaluation, the programme per se and postprogramme follow up. This review is oriented largely towards how to run the programme in a resource poor setting.


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