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.
Individuals referred to pulmonary rehabilitation will be examined for frailty markers. After
completing pulmonary rehabilitation, the same tests will be performed. The effects of
pulmonary rehabilitation will be examined.
- Referred for pulmonary rehabilitation
- consenting to research