Research projects

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Pulmonary rehabilitation post-COVID-19: a pilot study

The main objective of this pilot study is to evaluate the effect of a remote interdisciplinary PR program that is delivered using two exercise approaches on the recovery of long-term post-COVD-19 outcomes. The specific aims are i) to evaluate the effect of the program and ii) each of the approaches on patients’: 1) lung capacity, 2) dyspnea and fatigue, 3) exercise capacity, 4) physical function, 5) participation, and 5) HRQoL.

Using technology to engage patients with interstitial lung disease in a home exercise program.

The main objective of this pilot study is to evaluate the impact of a self-management intervention using wearable biometric technology on long-term post-COVID-19 outcomes. Specific aims are to evaluate the effect of the self-management intervention on patients’: 1) cardio-respiratory performance, 2) dyspnea and fatigue, 3) exercise capacity, 4) physical function, and 5) health-related quality of life (HRQoL).

Treatment of cough in patients with Pulmonary Fibrosis in primary care settings.

The primary objective of this study is to explore the treatment of cough in patients with PF in primary care.

Optimizing Pulmonary Rehabilitation: what works for whom?

The general objective of this study is to assess the impact of an interdisciplinary regional PR program on patient exercise capacity, self-efficacy and health-related quality of life according to patient’s characteristics and main RD diagnosis. In addition, to identify subgroups or phenotypes of COPD patients based on similarities of patient characteristics and baseline outcomes, and to compare outcome improvement of these phenotypes.

Impact of Pulmonary Rehabilitation on healthcare use: a comparison across patients with different respiratory diseases.

The general objective of this study is to assess the impact of an interdisciplinary regional PR program on healthcare use across patients with different respiratory diseases.  

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