Special Issue "Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Exercise Training and Physical Activity Coaching for Chronic Lung Disorders"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2019
Prof. Dr. Martijn A. Spruit
Department of Research and Education, CIRO +, Centre of Expertise for Chronic Organ Failure, Horn, The Netherlands; Department of Respiratory Medicine, Maastricht University Medical Centre, NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism, Maastricht, The Netherlands; UHasselt, Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, BIOMED-REVAL-Rehabilitation Research Centre, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium
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Interests: pulmonary rehabilitation, exercise training, physical activity coaching, extra-pulmonary treatable traits, COPD, asthma, ILD
Patients with chronic lung disorder may suffer from daily symptoms (such as dyspnea and/or fatigue), which can limit physical functioning. Besides the primary lung function impairment, extra-pulmonary features, such as inactivity-induced loss of lower-limb muscle mass and function can also play an important role in the loss of physical functioning. Comprehensive rehabilitation programs, exercise training programs and/or physical activity coaching programs can, at least in part, reverse the devastating effects of physical inactivity. Moreover, it may also have a positive effect on mood status and quality of life in patients with chronic lung disorders. Despite the positive effects of these non-pharmacological interventions, only 1 to 2% of the patients with a chronic lung disorder are referred by their physician. The goal of this Special Issue would be to update the practicing clinician and provide a comprehensive collection of original articles and state-of-the-art reviews.
To this end, we would like to invite original research for inclusion in this issue. Examples include well-powered, randomized controlled trials studying the (cost-)effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation, exercise training or physical activity coaching in patients with chronic lung disorders; observational studies assessing the underlying factors of physical inactivity, including common comorbidities, pain and fatigue; a state-of-the-art review summarizing behavioral theories which can be used to improve the movement behavior of patients with chronic lung disorders; and novel data/concepts on the integration of personalized medicine in pulmonary rehabilitation, exercise training or physical activity coaching.
This Special Issue aims to present the most recent advances in the field of pulmonary rehabilitation, exercise training or physical activity coaching for patients with chronic lung disorders, as well as their implications for future integrated respiratory care. We look forward to your submissions!
Prof. Dr. Martijn A. Spruit
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- pulmonary rehabilitation
- exercise training
- physical activity
- personalized medicine