SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Structured Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) program with ambulatory follow-up is used in all patients with respiratory symptoms, especially in those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These programs being applied for periods of 4 to 12 weeks are structured so that they are given in hospital under observation for twice weekly and in home at least once weekly. We aimed at investigating whether BODE index which is one of the mortality indexes in the patients with COPD has a role in predicting participation in structured PR programs.