We thank Dr de Tempe for his interest and critical appraisal of our publication entitled “Effectiveness of Continuous Chest Wall Vibration With Concurrent Aerobic Training on Dyspnea and Functional Exercise Capacity in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial.”
List of abbreviations:FEV1 (forced expiratory volume in 1 second), FVC (forced vital capacity), MCID (minimal clinically important difference), SGRQ (St George's Respiratory Questionnaire), VSIP (sham intervention group)
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Published online: August 19, 2022
Accepted: August 11, 2022
Received: August 11, 2022
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- Letter to the editor on “Effectiveness of Continuous Chest Wall Vibration With Concurrent Aerobic Training on Dyspnea and Functional Exercise Capacity in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial”Archives of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationVol. 103Issue 11
- PreviewQuality of life and dyspnea are 2 of the most important outcomes in rehabilitation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.1 In daily practice, it remains a challenge to find an optimal effective therapy regarding these outcomes. With great interest, I read the article by Pancera er al2 about the findings of their innovative randomized trial to investigate the effect of continuous chest wall vibration (CCWV). The authors conclude that CCWV might provide additional benefits on functional exercise capacity compared with usual care.