Partial List of Past and Current Research Projects
Collaborator, National Emphysema Treatment Trial, in conjunction with Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY. Established Gaylord Hospital-based pulmonary rehabilitation program as official satellite rehabilitation center for the NET Trial.
Co-investigator: "Quality of Life and Survival of Patients Affected by Chronic Respiratory Failure", International Study (PW Jones, London, UK, and Mauro Carone, Veruno, Italy, Principal Investigators). This study aims to validate a newly developed questionnaire to assess health-related quality of life in patients with severe COPD or kyphyscoliosis who require supplemental oxygen and/or other non-invasive equipment to support ventilation.
The Effect of Electrical Muscle Stimulation on Exercise Performance in Patients with COPD
Impact of Medical Co-morbidities on outcomes of pulmonary rehabilitation
Use of a pedometer as an outcome measure in pulmonary rehabilitation
Emphysema; Exercise Test; Quality of Life; Rehabilitation; Respiration; Pulmonary Medicine; Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive