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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: The impact of a home-based pulmonary telerehabilitation program on muscle function and quality of life following acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Principal Investigator:

Jessica B Field

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Congressional District Code: 14
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: July 2019 - June 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $63,217
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States and is highly prevalent in the aging veteran population. Health care costs in COPD are largely attributable to acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD), defined as an increase in shortness of breath, cough, and/or sputum production that is beyond typical day-to-day variability and usually requires a change in medication. In addition to loss of lung function, decreased quality of life, and increased...

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