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Multidisciplinary education with a focus on COPD in primary health care. Pulmonary rehabilitation has been recognized to improve dyspnea and quality of life since the 1960 s; however, despite being such a well-established form of treatment, pulmonary rehabilitation still raises many questions.
Although there is a body of evidence that pulmonary rehabilitation reduces dyspnea and exacerbations, as well as improving quality of life and exercise performance, 4 there is still controversy regarding the best model for exercise training.
Although the six-minute walk test is the most widely used exercise test, it is a submaximal test that provides less detailed information than does ergospirometry.
In the current issue of the JBP, Adolfo et al. Of the 78 articles that were initially retrieved, only 6 were included in the meta-analysis, and all 6 were found to have a high risk of methodological bias.
Meta-analyses including methodologically flawed clinical studies can describe the current state of knowledge but cannot provide evidence upon which a given intervention can be based.
Therefore, the question remains unanswered. Perrota et al. In addition, pulmonary rehabilitation was found to reduce dynamic hyperinflation and respiratory rate during exercise.