Affiliation: St George's Hospital Medical School
- An evaluation of the acute impact of pursed lips breathing on walking distance in nonspontaneous pursed lips breathing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patientsR Garrod
School of Physiotherapy, Kingston University and St George s Hospital Medical School, London
Chron Respir Dis 2:67-72. 2005..Reductions in RR appear to be greatest in those patients with resting breathlessness...
- An evaluation of the reliability and sensitivity of the London Chest Activity of Daily Living Scale (LCADL)R Garrod
School of Physiotherapy, St George s Hospital, London, UK
Respir Med 96:725-30. 2002..91 (from -9.23 to -2.60) after rehabilitation. These data support the use of the LCADL as an outcome measure in COPD which is valid, reliable and responsive to change...
- Pulmonary rehabilitation: analysis of a clinical serviceRachel Garrod
School of Physiotherapy, Kingston University, London, UK
Physiother Res Int 9:111-20. 2004..However, less is known about real-life clinical rehabilitation services. Data were analysed from a clinical pulmonary rehabilitation service provided in the UK, consisting of seven weeks' twice-weekly training and education...
- Predictors of success and failure in pulmonary rehabilitationR Garrod
School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, St George s, University of London, UK
Eur Respir J 27:788-94. 2006..Risk of drop-out is significantly greater in depressed compared with nondepressed patients...
- Longitudinal trends in exercise capacity and health status after pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPDJ C Bestall
Academic Department of Respiratory Medicine, St Bartholomew's and Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London Chest Hospital, London, UK
Respir Med 97:173-80. 2003..However, neither group had maintained improvements in health status at 1 year. Further study is required to assess whether benefit may be sustained for a longer period using alternative follow-up strategies...
- Oxygen supplementation before or after submaximal exercise in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseK Nandi
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Charing Cross Hospital, London W6 8RF, UK
Thorax 58:670-3. 2003..Domiciliary oxygen should only be prescribed for such patients if they have shown objective evidence of benefit on exercise testing...