Improvement in health status following bronchopulmonary hygiene physical therapy in patients with bronchiectasis

Kugathasan Mutalithas, Gillian Watkin, Briony Willig, Andrew Wardlaw, Ian D. Pavord, Surinder S. Birring

This study evaluates the impact of Bronchopulmonary hygiene physical therapy on health-related quality of life in patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis.  All of the 53 patients with bronchiectasis complained of cough as the major symptom and cough-related health status was reduced at baseline. After treatment there were significant improvements in cough symptoms and cough-related health status.

Bronchopulmonary hygiene physical therapy can lead to a significant improvement in cough-related quality of life.

Respiratory Medicine, 2008, 102(8), 1140-1144

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