The impact of exercise on activities of daily living and quality of life: a primary care physician's perspective.

Title

The impact of exercise on activities of daily living and quality of life: a primary care physician's perspective.

Creator

Belfer Mark H

Publisher

COPD

Date

2007
2007-09

Description

Evaluation of the environment of patients is an important function of the primary care physician and assists the caregiver in providing an improved quality of life for one's patients. In addition to data collection and therapy, assessment of both the basic and instrumental activities of daily living is a primary concern, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This article presents the perspective and observation of a primary care physician's management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and will give examples of how combined pulmonary rehabilitation and medication improved the quality of life for three patients and show how activities of daily living and quality of life may be seen as a continuum in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Subject

*Activities of Daily Living; *Physician's Role; *Primary Health Care; *Quality of Life; Aged; Chronic Obstructive/physiopathology/*therapy; Exercise/*physiology; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Pulmonary Disease

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

289–291

Issue

3

Volume

4

Citation

Belfer Mark H, “The impact of exercise on activities of daily living and quality of life: a primary care physician's perspective.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 17, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4128.

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