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Title: An official american thoracic society/european respiratory society statement: key concepts and advances in pulmonary rehabilitation
Authors: Spruit, Martijn A ×
Singh, Sally J
Garvey, Chris
Zuwallack, Richard
Nici, Linda
Rochester, Carolyn
Hill, Kylie
Holland, Anne E
Lareau, Suzanne C
Man, William D-C
Pitta, Fabio
Sewell, Louise
Raskin, Jonathan
Bourbeau, Jean
Crouch, Rebecca
Franssen, Frits M E
Casaburi, Richard
Vercoulen, Jan H
Vogiatzis, Ioannis
Gosselink, Rik
Clini, Enrico M
Effing, Tanja W
Maltais, François
van der Palen, Job
Troosters, Thierry
Janssen, Daisy J A
Collins, Eileen
Garcia-Aymerich, Judith
Brooks, Dina
Fahy, Bonnie F
Puhan, Milo A
Hoogendoorn, Martine
Garrod, Rachel
Schols, Annemie M W J
Carlin, Brian
Benzo, Roberto
Meek, Paula
Morgan, Mike
Rutten-van Mölken, Maureen P M H
Ries, Andrew L
Make, Barry
Goldstein, Roger S
Dowson, Claire A
Brozek, Jan L
Donner, Claudio F
Wouters, Emiel F M
ATS/ERS Task Force on Pulmonary Rehabilitation #
Issue Date: 15-Oct-2013
Publisher: American Lung Association
Series Title: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine vol:188 issue:8 pages:e13-64
Article number: 10.1164/rccm.201309-1634ST
Abstract: Background: Pulmonary rehabilitation is recognized as a core component of the management of individuals with chronic respiratory disease. Since the 2006 American Thoracic Society (ATS)/European Respiratory Society (ERS) Statement on Pulmonary Rehabilitation, there has been considerable growth in our knowledge of its efficacy and scope. Purpose: The purpose of this Statement is to update the 2006 document, including a new definition of pulmonary rehabilitation and highlighting key concepts and major advances in the field. Methods: A multidisciplinary committee of experts representing the ATS Pulmonary Rehabilitation Assembly and the ERS Scientific Group 01.02, "Rehabilitation and Chronic Care," determined the overall scope of this update through group consensus. Focused literature reviews in key topic areas were conducted by committee members with relevant clinical and scientific expertise. The final content of this Statement was agreed on by all members. Results: An updated definition of pulmonary rehabilitation is proposed. New data are presented on the science and application of pulmonary rehabilitation, including its effectiveness in acutely ill individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and in individuals with other chronic respiratory diseases. The important role of pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic disease management is highlighted. In addition, the role of health behavior change in optimizing and maintaining benefits is discussed. Conclusions: The considerable growth in the science and application of pulmonary rehabilitation since 2006 adds further support for its efficacy in a wide range of individuals with chronic respiratory disease.
ISSN: 1073-449X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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