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