Thoracic Research and Practice

Home-Based Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Review


Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, University of Health Sciences, Institute of Health Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey

Thorac Res Pract 2023; 24: 170-176
DOI: 10.5152/ThoracResPract.2023.22150
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The objective of the study is to review the studies on home-based pulmonary rehabilitation practices in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients in the last 5 years. Home-based randomized controlled trials in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients published in the PubMed database within the previous 5 years were searched. As a result of the research, a total of 5 articles were included in the study. Five home-based rehabilitation practices used in these articles were reached. Totally, 176 patients were found to have participated in these programs. As a result, patients who have difficulty accessing hospital-based rehabilitation services due to various reasons will benefit from home-based rehabilitation services. However, the content of the home-based program and the method of follow-up and supervision affect the results.

Cite this article as: Çelik M, Pehlivan E. Home-based physiotherapy and rehabilitation in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: A review. Thorac Res Pract. 2023;24(3):170-176.

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