An adapted rehabilitation programme for a cross section of South African chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients

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dc.contributor.advisor Barnard, J. G.
dc.contributor.advisor Joubert, J. R. De Klerk, Danelle Ria en_ZA
dc.contributor.other Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Education. Dept. of Sport Science. 2008-05-08T13:50:45Z en_ZA 2010-06-01T08:18:59Z 2008-05-08T13:50:45Z en_ZA 2010-06-01T08:18:59Z 2008-03
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dc.description Thesis (PhD (Sport Science))--Stellenbosch University, 2008.
dc.description.abstract The benefits of exercise training for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are well-documented. In South Africa, exercise programmes for COPD patients are limited and often expensive and inaccessible to the broader community. The purpose of this study was to assess the responses of COPD patients to an exercise programme and to determine if the same results can be obtained through a less costly programme. In the primary programme of the study, 22 subjects were subjected to 12 weeks of exercise training. Each subject underwent comprehensive pre- and post-intervention assessments, which included the measurement of overall health status by a physician, level of dyspnoea, forced expiratory lung function, exercise capacity, body mass index and health-related quality of life. Exercise sessions included aerobic and strength training exercises and involved three, hour-long exercise sessions a week. In the modified programme, 18 subjects were randomly divided into an experimental and control group. Eleven subjects were included in the experimental group and seven subjects in the control group. Subjects had to complete 32, hour-long exercise sessions in a 10-week period. The experimental group’s exercise programme was adapted so that no specialised equipment was used, while the control group exercised in a well-equipped exercise- and rehabilitation centre. en_ZA
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dc.publisher Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University
dc.subject COPD en_ZA
dc.subject Exercise en_ZA
dc.subject Rehabilitation en_ZA
dc.subject Low-cost en_ZA
dc.subject Dissertations -- Sport science en_ZA
dc.subject Theses -- Sport science en_ZA
dc.subject.lcsh Lungs -- Diseases, Obstructive -- Patients -- Rehabilitation en_ZA
dc.subject.lcsh Lungs -- Diseases, Obstructive -- Exercise therapy en_ZA
dc.title An adapted rehabilitation programme for a cross section of South African chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients en_ZA
dc.type Thesis
dc.rights.holder Stellenbosch University
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