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Controlling dyspnea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients

Controlling dyspnea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients 58 Original article Controlling dyspnea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients a,b Salwa R. El-Gendy Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Applied Background Medical Sciences, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah, Dyspnea and fatigue are the most mutual symptoms known to be present in chronic KSA and Department of Physical Therapy, Kasr Al-Aini Teaching Hospitals, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. COPD patients have extra trouble breathing out fully. They can apply relaxed breathing techniques any time taking a Correspondence to Salwa R. El-Gendy, PhD, Physical Therapy Department, Faculty of Applied Medical breath such as following coughing or physical activity. By training to preserve energy Sciences, King Abdul-Aziz University, 21589 Jeddah, with daily chores, patients can perform many physical actions with less dyspnea. KSA Tel: + 966 501 540146; fax: + 966 501 524497; Aim e-mail: selgendy@kau.edu.sa The aim of the current study was to assess the effect of an educational intervention on knowledge, practices, and disease severity in patients with COPD. Participants and methods Received 11 January 2015 Accepted 11 May 2015 A purposive sample of 100 adult male patients was selected randomly from the Respiratory Clinic at King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah. Patients were Journal of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association Wolters Kluwer Health

Controlling dyspnea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients

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Copyright
© 2015 Egyptian Public Health Association
ISSN
0013-2446
DOI
10.1097/01.EPX.0000466428.62006.8c
pmid
26154832

Abstract

58 Original article Controlling dyspnea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients a,b Salwa R. El-Gendy Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Applied Background Medical Sciences, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah, Dyspnea and fatigue are the most mutual symptoms known to be present in chronic KSA and Department of Physical Therapy, Kasr Al-Aini Teaching Hospitals, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. COPD patients have extra trouble breathing out fully. They can apply relaxed breathing techniques any time taking a Correspondence to Salwa R. El-Gendy, PhD, Physical Therapy Department, Faculty of Applied Medical breath such as following coughing or physical activity. By training to preserve energy Sciences, King Abdul-Aziz University, 21589 Jeddah, with daily chores, patients can perform many physical actions with less dyspnea. KSA Tel: + 966 501 540146; fax: + 966 501 524497; Aim e-mail: selgendy@kau.edu.sa The aim of the current study was to assess the effect of an educational intervention on knowledge, practices, and disease severity in patients with COPD. Participants and methods Received 11 January 2015 Accepted 11 May 2015 A purposive sample of 100 adult male patients was selected randomly from the Respiratory Clinic at King Abdul-Aziz University Hospital, Jeddah. Patients were Journal of

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Journal of the Egyptian Public Health AssociationWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jun 1, 2015

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