Pulmonary rehabilitation in the in-hospital and outpatient phases
Carvajal Tello, Nathali
Segura Ordóñez, Alejandro
Arias Balanta, Álvaro Javier
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Pulmonary rehabilitation programmes aim to improve aerobic capacity and enhance quality of life in patients with chronic pulmonary disease, facilitating their participation and integration in different areas and activities of daily living, through the prescription and performance of physical exercise, as well as education on risk factors and healthy living. In multidisciplinary processes, various health professionals work together to support patients through the rehabilitation process, guiding lifestyle changes to improve their level of physical activity, nutritional factors, smoking cessation, diabetes management, medication adherence and weight loss, based on theories of behavioural change. The main objective of pulmonary rehabilitation programmes is to empower users in self-care and facilitate long-term management of chronic lung disease.