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Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Pulmonary Rehabilitation |

Comparison of Two Questionnaires CAT and MRF-26 to Assess the Effect of Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Health Related Quality of Life in COPD Patients With Chronic Respiratory Failure

Francesca Gibellino, PhD; Laura Mammana, PhD; Annalisa Rodo, RT
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Respiratory Diseases, “Cannizzaro” Hospital, Catania, Italy


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A491. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.512
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SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Rehabilitation

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

PURPOSE: The effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is well established as well as in patients with chronic respiratory failure. COPD Assessment Test (CAT) is a simple instrument that provides measurement of COPD health status, it is easy to use, can be completed in two minutes and it is responsive to pulmonary rehabilitation. Maugeri Respiratory Failure (MRF-26) Questionnaire is the only questionnaire specifically designed for chronic respiratory failure (CRF), it comprises 26 questions and includes sections to measure daily activity (DA) and self -perceived disability (SD), it is specific and sensitive to evaluate the changes after pulmonary rehabilitation. The aim of the study is to compare CAT and MRF-26 and the response to pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD patients with chronic respiratory failure

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