Effect of Tele-Yoga on Exercise Capacity in Patients with COPD - A Single-Arm longitudinal Study

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Sunil Kumar, Palewar Chetana Ramrao, Chetana, Saloni Malik


Background:  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also known as COPD, has been and will continue to be a significant issue affecting public health and a concern for doctors well into the 21st century. Because of its high prevalence, morbidity, and mortality, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has gained significant attention across the globe in recent years.

Aim: To evaluate the effect of the Yoga in patients of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Grade (B-D). 

Setting: AIIMS Rishikesh

Subjects and Methods: Twenty-Six individuals who met the inclusion criteria were enrolled. Patients received 45-minute yoga sessions for up to three months. On an online platform, sessions were fully overseen. Patients received conventional treatment as per GOLD guidelines. Baseline and third-month outcome indicators were collected.

Results: Result shows significance improvement in Exercise Capacity.

Conclusion: This study shows the feasibility of Yoga in COPD patients with Grade (B-D). 

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