The Goals of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

  • H. Folgering
  • R. Dekhuijzen
  • N. Cox
  • C. van Herwaarden
Part of the Current Topics in Rehabilitation book series (CURRENT REHAB)


Patients with pulmonary diseases tend to get caught in a vicious circle. The disease causes dyspnea, especially during physical activities. Consequently these activities will be negatively rewarded, and the patient may eventually be conditioned not to undertake any activities at all. This will lead to inactivity, frustrations and social isolation.2


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Respiratory Muscle Maximal Exercise Conveyer Belt Pulmonary Rehabilitation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Folgering
    • 1
  • R. Dekhuijzen
    • 1
  • N. Cox
    • 1
  • C. van Herwaarden
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Dekkerswald Medical CenterUniversity of NijmegenThe Netherlands

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