Does Pulmonary Rehabilitation Improve Frailty?


About this study

Frailty is a state of health with predisposition to adverse events, morbidity and mortality. Frailty consists of weakness, slowness, low physical activity, exhaustion, and wasting. Frailty is associated with increased hospitalizations and death in lung disease. It is unknown if pulmonary rehabilitation will improve frailty markers.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion criteria:

  • Referred for pulmonary rehabilitation
  • consenting to research

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Cassie Kennedy, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Johanna Hoult M.A., CCRP


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