6.1-point improvement in SGRQ quality of life score
(95%CI 3.7 to 8.6, P<0.0005)1
51% of patients achieved ≥5-point improvement in SGRQ1
57.6 m improvement in 6MWD immediately after
rehabilitation (95%CI 40.2 to 75.1 m, P<0.0005)1
65% of patients achieved MCID improvement in
52% of patients achieved MCID improvement in
Numbers based on a prospective cohort study
SGRQ = St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire, 6MWD = 6-minute walk distance, MCID = Minimum clinically important difference
Early supportive (palliative) care can help relieve symptoms and help maintain physical and emotional wellbeing in patients with progressive fibrosing ILD2
There is a broad range of approaches available to support patients with ILDs from pulmonary rehabilitation to mindfulness1-4
You can make a difference for your patients
Ryerson CJ, Cayou C, Topp F, et al. Pulmonary rehabilitation improves long-term outcomes in interstitial lung disease: a prospective cohort study. Respir Med. 2014;108(1):203-210.
Kreuter M, Bendstrup E, Russell A, et al. Palliative care in interstitial lung disease: living well. Lancet Respir Med. 2017;5(12):968-980.
Maher TM, Wuyts W. Management of Fibrosing Interstitial Lung Diseases. Adv Ther. 2019 May 22. doi: 10.1007/s12325-019-00992-9. [Epub ahead of print].
Sgalla G, Cerri S, Ferrari R, et al. Mindfulness-based stress reduction in patients with interstitial lung diseases: a pilot, single-centre observational study on safety and efficacy. BMJ Open Respir Res. 2015;2(1):e000065.
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