Immersive virtual reality as a method supporting pulmonary rehabilitation: Evaluation of the intensity of depressive and anxiety symptoms and stress levels

This study enrolled 50 COPD patients with symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety, randomly assigned to one of two groups. The two groups participated in the traditional PR programme additionally: the VR-group performed 10 sessions of immersive VR-therapy and the control group performed 10 sessions of Schultz autogenic training. Comparison of the changes in stress levels and depressive and anxiety symptoms was the primary outcome. Analysis of the results showed a reduction in stress levels only in the VR-group (p
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Physiotherapists Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Turkish version of BBQ was found to be a valid and reliable tool for measuring dysfunctional beliefs related to the dyspnea in patients with COPD.PMID:35042443 | DOI:10.1080/09593985.2022.2027586
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Source Type: research
This study demonstrated that participants with moderate to very severe COPD who participated in a twice weekly, eight-week PR program (16 sessions) had significant improvement in ESWT, 6MWD, SGRQ, and CAT score with the greatest improvements occurring in the first four weeks of the program.Supplemental data for this article is available online at .PMID:34927525 | DOI:10.1080/15412555.2021.2013793
Source: COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The study will clarify the efficacy and safety of BYD in improving CRF and immunity in cervical carcinoma patients.TRIAL REGISTRATION: OSF Registration number: DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/QFNMD.PMID:34889240 | DOI:10.1097/MD.0000000000027938
Source: Cancer Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, December 3, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson today announced new TREMFYA® (guselkumab) efficacy and safety data from the Phase 3b COSMOS trial published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases (ARD), evaluating this selective interleukin (IL)-23 inhibitor in adults with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) who demonstrated inadequate efficacy or intolerance to tumor necrosis factor inhibition (TNFi).1 Results showed significantly higher proportions of patients treated with TREMFYA had improvement in joint signs and symptoms and complete skin clearance versus ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news
This study investigated social participation in individuals with COPD on LTOT and its association with dyspnoea, exercise capacity, muscle strength, symptoms of anxiety and depression, and quality of life. The Assessment of Life Habits (LIFE-H) assessed social participation. The modified Medical Research Council dyspnoea scale, the 6-Minute Step test (6MST) and handgrip dynamometry were used for assessments. In addition, participants responded to the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and the Chronic Respiratory Questionnaire (CRQ). Correlation coefficients and multivariate linear regression analyses were applied...
Source: COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2021 Nov 24. doi: 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000658. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: Few programs exist to address persistent impairment in functional status, quality of life, and mental health in lung cancer survivors. We aimed to determine whether a 12-wk multimodal survivorship program imparts clinical benefit.METHODS: Any patient at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center with lung cancer and a Karnofsky score of ≥60 could participate. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease medications were optimized at the enrollment visit. Participants with a Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HA...
Source: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
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