Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 10; Issue 5 (October 2022)

Page No.: 4389-4394

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2022.161

Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Post COVID Patients: A Retrospective Study

Reeta Chippa *1, Lavanya Ayyer 2.

1 Intern, LSFPEF’s College of Physiotherapy, Nigdi, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

2Assistant Professor of Neurophysiotherapy, LSFPEF’s College of Physiotherapy, Nigdi, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Corresponding Author: Reeta Chippa, Intern, LSFPEF’s College of Physiotherapy, Nigdi, Pune, Maharashtra, India. E-Mail: chippareeta956@gmail.com 


Reeta Chippa: 0000-0002-9418-7237


Background: covid-19 disease has spread worldwide irrespective of age, gender and comorbidities. lung is the main affecting organ in corona virus disease due to which patients infected with covid19 has impacting on exercise tolerance, quality of life and dyspnoea.

Purpose: to observe the effects of pulmonary rehabilitation in post covid patients.

Objectives: to observe the effects of pulmonary rehabilitation of dyspnoea by MMRC scale and exercise tolerance by 6min walk test in post covid patients.

Methodology: A total of 61 patients meeting the inclusion and exclusion criteria. dyspnoea and exercise tolerance score has recorded before and after the pulmonary rehabilitation.

Result: post pulmonary rehabilitation score in terms of dyspnoea and exercise tolerance has showed extremely significant improvement (p<0.001) as compared to pre pulmonary rehabilitation score.

Conclusion: pulmonary rehabilitation is effective in improving dyspnoea and exercise tolerance in post covid patients.

KEYWORDS: Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Covid-19, Exercise Tolerance, Dyspnoea.


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Cite this article: Reeta Chippa, Lavanya Ayyer.  Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Post COVID Patients: A Retrospective Study. Int J Physiother Res 2022;10(5):4389-4394. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2022.161