Pulmonary rehabilitation principles in SARS-COV-2 infection (COVID-19): The revised guideline for the acute, subacute, and post-COVID-19 rehabilitation

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Aytür Y. K. , Köseoglu B. F. , Taşkıran Ö. Ö. , Gökkaya N. K. O. , Delialioğlu S. Ü. , Tur B. S. , ...More

Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol.67, no.2, pp.129-145, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tftrd.2021.8821
  • Title of Journal : Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-145


© 2021 All right reserved by the Turkish Society of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationCoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a contagious infection disease, which may cause respiratory, physical, psychological, and generalized systemic dysfunction. The severity of disease ranges from an asymptomatic infection or mild illness to mild or severe pneumonia with respiratory failure and/or death. COVID-19 dramatically affects the pulmonary system. This clinical practice guideline includes pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) recommendations for adult COVID-19 patients and has been developed in the light of the guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 provided by the World Health Organization and Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Health, recently published scientific literature, and PR recommendations for COVID-19 regarding basic principles of PR. This national guideline provides suggestions regarding the PR methods during the clinical stages of COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 with its possible benefits, contraindications, and disadvantages.